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Surgeonfishes and Relatives: Acanthuroidei - Surgeonfishes And Their Relatives And People

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Many surgeonfishes and their relatives are used in aquariums. The larger species are caught and sold for food. Other fishes are caught and eaten by people who live near where the fish live.

Did You Know?

Yellow tangs are the number one aquarium fish export from the Hawaiian Islands.

What's in a Name?

Surgeonfish are called that because their venomous spines resemble scalpels, which are the knives surgeons use to cut into their patients.

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