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Yellowspotted Sawtail
2007-02-13 12:42:35

The Yellowspotted sawtail, Prionurus maculatus, is a tang of the family Acanthuridae, found in the southwest Pacific Ocean on rocky or coral reefs. Length is up to 17.72 in (45 cm). The yellowspotted sawtail is a deep-bodied fish with a pointed snout, small fins, and a distinctive long-lobed caudal fin. Like all members of this family it has a sharp spine on each side of the caudal peduncle....

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