Journal of the
Ocean Science Foundation

An open-access free online peer-reviewed Marine Biology Journal, since 2008.

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A hybrid surgeonfish, Acanthurus triostegus x A. polyzona, from Mauritius

Joseph H. Rowlett

Abstract

An unusually patterned surgeonfish representing a likely hybrid of Acanthurus triostegus and A. polyzona was collected and photographed from Mauritius. The specimen possesses an intermediate number of black bars (8) relative to its parent species (6 & 9, respectively), as well as having facial markings showing characteristics of both taxa. This represents the first report of a hybrid for either species

 

     

CITATION:

Rowlett, J.H. (2018) A hybrid surgeonfish, Acanthurus triostegus x A. polyzona, from Mauritius. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 30, 39-42.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1256848

publication date: 31 May 2018