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Paracanthurus hepatus (Blue Surgeonfish) is a species of ray-finned fishes in the family surgeonfishes. They are native to Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. They are solitary herbivores. Individuals can grow to 31 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Blue Surgeonfish. View this species on GBIF