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Acanthurus triostegus (Linnaeus 1758), (manini) Convict Tang or Manini (Hawaiian). One of the best Acanthurus for use in reef tanks for its size, easy going temperament and habit of consuming fine, filamentous algae. Reserved for native Hawaiian use in Hawai'i, but available from elsewhere.

Anisotremus taeniatus Gill 1861, the Panamic Porkfish, is found in the southernmost part of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California to you oldsters) south to Ecuador. It is very similar (sympatric?) to the Atlantic Porkfish, A. virginicus Linnaeus. Adults are colored with gorgeous iridescent blue stripes on a golden yellow background with two black bars one oblique over the eye, the other vertically from the start of the dorsal fin to the start of the pectoral. To twelve inches long. Cabo 2016
 
Lutjanus viridis (Valenciennes 1846), the Blue and Gold Snapper. Eastern Pacific; Mexico to Ecuador. To one foot in length. In Baja and the Galapagos. Five black lined bluish bars on body. Cabo 2016
 
Stegastes rectifraenum (Gill 1862), the Cortez Gregory. A bright blue beauty of the Sea of Cortez, twixt Mexico's Baja and Pacific shore as a juvenile... whose metallic luster breaks up and becomes dull to dark brown as an adult. To three and a half inches in length. Juv. in Cabo 2016 
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