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Naso vlamingii  (Valenciennes, 1835)

Bignose 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 1 - 50 m (Ref. 9710), usually 1 - 50 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 30°N - 30°S, 30°E - 89°W

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

Indo-pan-Pacific: East Africa to the Galapagos Is. north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia, Tuamotus, throughout Micronesia

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3145)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 6; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 26-27; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 27 - 29. Adults develop a convexly rounded prominent snout and unusually tall dorsal and anal fins. Side of body with vertical blue lines which break up into small blue spots dorsally and ventrally. A broad blue band extending from eye to front of rostral protuberance (Ref 9808).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Occurs in deep lagoon and seaward reefs. Found forming loose schools along upper regions of deep drop-offs (Ref. 48637). Forms mid-water aggregations off steep slopes during the day to feed on zooplankton. Usually found alone or in pairs. Omnivorous. Has the ability to show or hide its blue markings (Ref. 9710). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 27115.

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Randall, John E. | Medarbetare

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




Human uses

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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