Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37437020

Species Acanthurus xanthopterus Valenciennes, 1835

Yellowmask Surgeonfish, Ring-tailed Surgeonfish, Yellow-mask Surgeon, Yellow-masked Surgeon, Yellowfin Surgeonfish



New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Kendrew Island (20°29'S), Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°15'S), Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Darwin, NT (131°S) and northern Great Barrier Reef (12°00'S) to Sydney, NSW (33°53'S), also Coringa-Herald Cays and Lihou Reef, Coral Sea; tropical, Indo-Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
11-Jun-2013 11-Jun-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)