WoRMS taxon details

Naso lituratus (Forster, 1801)

219665  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219665)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Occurs in areas of coral, rock, or rubble to lagoon and seaward reefs from lower surge zone to a depth of 90 m. Feeds...  
Description Occurs in areas of coral, rock, or rubble to lagoon and seaward reefs from lower surge zone to a depth of 90 m. Feeds mainly on leafy brown algae (@Sargassum@ and @Dictyota@). The species is very seldom poisonous (Ref. 4795). Pair-spawning has been observed. The Indian Ocean form differs in having a largely orange-yellow dorsal fin and a black band in caudal fin.  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Naso lituratus (Forster, 1801). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219665 on 2018-11-16
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-06-18 06:08:16Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (HKRMS) To, A.W.L., Ching, K.S.H. & Shea, S.K.H. (2013) Hong Kong reef fish photo guide. Eco-Education and Resources Centre. [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Occurs in areas of coral, rock, or rubble to lagoon and seaward reefs from lower surge zone to a depth of 90 m. Feeds mainly on leafy brown algae (@Sargassum@ and @Dictyota@). The species is very seldom poisonous (Ref. 4795). Pair-spawning has been observed. The Indian Ocean form differs in having a largely orange-yellow dorsal fin and a black band in caudal fin.  [details]

Remark Some authors classify it in the genus Callicanthus<307>. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English orangespine unicornfish  [details]
Japanese ミヤコテングハギ  [details]