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Spotted Unicornfish

Naso brevirostris


The short-nosed unicornfish or spotted unicornfish (Naso brevirostris) is a species of unicornfish in the family Acanthuridae and is widespread throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Another species, Naso maculatus, may also be called the spotted unicornfish.


The short-nosed unicornfish dwells in rocky shore and reef habitats, and prefers water temperatures ranging from 22.4 to 29° Celsius. This species is listed as "least concern" on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and there are no observed declines as a result of commercial or recreational fishing. Juveniles feed on benthic algae, and adults feed on algae and zooplankton

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AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Gilma :)

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AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @mika.hyden :)

mika.hyden 5 years ago

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AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Dilan and @Mark :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Amazing looking fish. Thanks Albert.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Fantastic shot!!

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Reza :)

Beauty !

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Lat: 3.89, Long: 73.47

Spotted on Nov 18, 2014
Submitted on Nov 25, 2014

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