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Naso brachycentron  (Valenciennes, 1835)

Humpback unicornfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Nasinae
Etymology: Naso: Latin, nasus = nose (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 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.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 90.0 cm FL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 1602)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 4 - 5; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 28-30; Taggstrålar i analfenan 2; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 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).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. 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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Spawn in pairs (Ref. 240).

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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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