English common name: Yellowtail surgeonfish, razor surgeonfish
Spanish common name: pez cirujano
Local name: cochinito barbero
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Naseus laticlavius Valenciennes, 1846, fide Appeltans et al. (2010)
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Description: Size: to about 46 cm, Gray to brown. Row of three spines on base of tail. Many have a few black spots near base of tail.
Comments: Habitat: Shallow water
can occur in lagoons, but prefer seaward reefs up to a depth of 90 m
Last updated: 11 Jan 2013
Taxon native but not endemic.
Not Evaluated - Not yet been evaluated against the criteria.
The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:
Bioregions: South-eastern, Western.
Galapagos island groups: Isabela, Santa Cruz, Santa Fé.
Distribution comments: From Costa Rica to La Plata Island, Ecuador and Cocos, Revillagigedos and Galapagos, Costa Rica to Ecuador. Cocos, Malpelo, Revillagigedos and Galápagos Islands
Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.