WoRMS taxon details

Naso unicornis (Forsskål, 1775)

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

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Chaetodon unicornis Forsskål, 1775) Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. <em>Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Hauniae.</em> 1-20 + i-xxxiv + 1-164, map. [Pisces on pp. x-xix and 22-76]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18564
page(s): 63, xiii [details]   
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. (2024). FishBase. Naso unicornis (Forsskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219668 on 2024-04-21
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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original description  (of Chaetodon unicornis Forsskål, 1775) Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. <em>Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Hauniae.</em> 1-20 + i-xxxiv + 1-164, map. [Pisces on pp. x-xix and 22-76]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18564
page(s): 63, xiii [details]   

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

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2023). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2023)., available online at https://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] 

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

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 Long-snouted unicornfishLong-snouted nosefishBlue-spine unicornfishbluespine unicornfishBlue-spine nosefish  [details]
Japanese テングハギ  [details]
Russian Рыба-единорогоднорогая рыба носорог  [details]