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Naso brachycentron  (Valenciennes, 1835)

Humpback unicornfish
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Nasinae
Etymology: Naso: Latin, nasus = nose (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 8 - 30 m (Ref. 90102), usually 15 - 20 m (Ref. 48637).   Tropical; 25°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 33°N - 25°S

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Marquesan and Society islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Vanuatu.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 90.0 cm FL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 1602)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 4 - 5; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 28-30; Espinas anales 2; Radios blandos anales: 27 - 28. Distinctive humped back; horn only in adult males. A few scattered small dark-edged pale spots on postorbital head and body above pectoral fins. No white margin posteriorly on caudal fin. Profile of snout from mouth to eye strongly sloping, forming an angle of about 40° to horizontal axis of body (Ref 9808).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabits deep coastal, usually in small groups but occasionally in large schools (Ref. 48637). Sometimes solitary (Ref. 90102). An uncommon species found in seaward reef slopes (Ref. 9710, 48637), also along rocky shores (Ref. 30573). Feeds on benthic algae (Ref. 30573). Caught with nets (Ref. 30573).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Spawn in pairs (Ref. 240).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Randall, John E. | Colaboradores

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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