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Acanthuroidei
A powderblue surgeonfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordate
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Acanthuroidei

Acanthuroidei is a suborder of Perciformes, the largest order of fishes.

Members of this suborder have a vertically-shaped body covered with small scales. The name for the suborder comes from that of the surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) family. It is got from the Greek words akantha and oura, which loosely translate as "thorn" and "tail".


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