Prionurus laticlavius   Family Acanthuridae

DISTRIBUTION:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California to El Salvador, including the Revillagigedo and Galápagos Islands.

HABITAT: Reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 – 35 m in shallow warm tropical waters with young often in tidepools.

APPEARANCE: Maxium length to 60 cm.  Grey in color  with a yellow tail and two vertical black bands on the head divided by a whitish band.  They have three scalpel like plates on each side of the tail.  Very similar to Prionurus punctatus  but lacks total body spots.

DIET: Plankton

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