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AuroraDrvr
05/26/2009, 07:05 PM
Just wanted to inform you that the A. Dussumieri you have listed is not an dussumieri, but rather an Acanthurus xanthopterus.

http://liveaquaria.com/diversden/ItemDisplay.cfm?c=2733+3&ddid=64083

dfs/la2
05/26/2009, 07:58 PM
AuroraDrvr,

Thank you for your post. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. A message has been sent to our Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life Facility to verify the identification of the Acanthurus dussumieri listed on our Diver’s Den.

Mike S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

dfs/la2
05/27/2009, 06:25 PM
AuroraDrvr,

Thank you for informing us about the misidentification on the Acanthurus xanthopterus. The appropriate changes have been made.

Gwen S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)

Matt_Wandell
05/29/2009, 09:48 PM
There's one more on the DD now that seems to be mis-ID'd. A. dussumieri always has a white caudal spine and this fish has a blue one.

I think it is awesome that you guys care enough to nail the exact species on these similar looking fish!

dfs/la2
05/30/2009, 08:25 AM
Matt_Wandell,

Thank you for your post. We certainly appreciate the time you have taken to inform us of our possible error in identifying our Diver’s Den specimens. We will forward this to our Aquatics Director to make any changes necessary.

Gwen S.
LiveAquaria (http://www.liveaquaria.com)
Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com)