Acanthurus leucosternon (Blue surgeonfish)
Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes)
Powderblue surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucosternon) showing the location of the "scalpel", a modified spine on the caudal peduncle.
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