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Naso brevirostris  (Cuvier, 1829)

Spotted unicornfish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Nasinae
Etymology: Naso: Latin, nasus = nose (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 2 - 122 m (Ref. 58302), usually 4 - 46 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 29°N - 36°S, 26°E - 137°W (Ref. 57250)

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Excluding Oman and Persian Gulf (Ref. 86689). Eastern Central Pacific: Galápagos Islands.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 1602)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 6; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 27-29; Spine anali 2; Raggi anali molli: 27 - 30. Adults bluish grey to olivaceous brown in color, commonly pale anteriorly and on cheek and throat; short irregular lines on sides of body; diagonal lines on horn; lip edges blue (Ref. 3145). Subadults with dark spots on head and body (Ref. 3145). Juveniles lack the prominent horn of adults (Ref. 1602).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabit mid-waters along steep outer lagoon and seaward reef drop-offs. Also found along rocky shores (Ref. 30573, 48637). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Usually in small groups but form large schools in oceanic locations or on reefs subject to strong currents (Ref. 48637). Juveniles and subadults feed on benthic algae; adults feed on zooplankton. Pair spawning has been observed. Caught with nets (Ref. 30573).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Probably spawn in pairs (Ref. 240).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Randall, John E. | Collaboratori

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

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30298)




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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