Unlike most other surgeonfish, this species is not very territorial.
- Scientific name:
- Paracanthurus hepatus
- Acanthuridae, Acanthurinae
- Year of description:
- Linnaeus, 1766
- IUCN Status:
- Least Concern
Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
From 2 to 40 metres deep.
It rarely exceeds 20 cm on average.
It feeds mainly on zooplankton, but can also feed on algae that live on the seabed.