WoRMS taxon details

Naso unicornis (Forsskål, 1775)

219668  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219668)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Description Inhabits channels, moats, and seaward reefs with strong surge. A wary species, typically occurring in small groups, in very...  
Description Inhabits channels, moats, and seaward reefs with strong surge. A wary species, typically occurring in small groups, in very shallow surgy water. Mainly diurnal, it feeds on coarse leafy brown algae like @Sargassum@. Pair-spawning has been observed. Rarely poisonous around Tahiti but few cases of poisoning have been reported from the Leeward Is. and the Marquesas islands (Ref. 4795).  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Naso unicornis (Forsskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219668 on 2018-05-21
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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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. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofAcanthurus unicornis (Forsskål, 1775)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofChaetodon unicornis Forsskål, 1775) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Inhabits channels, moats, and seaward reefs with strong surge. A wary species, typically occurring in small groups, in very shallow surgy water. Mainly diurnal, it feeds on coarse leafy brown algae like @Sargassum@. Pair-spawning has been observed. Rarely poisonous around Tahiti but few cases of poisoning have been reported from the Leeward Is. and the Marquesas islands (Ref. 4795).  [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
 

LanguageName 
English bluespine unicornfish  [details]
Japanese テングハギ  [details]