A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
Juvenile unicornfish do not possess the tapering horn present in adults, and their body markings are different, more colorful. Juveniles feed on benthic algae (adults on zooplankton). Adults reach a size of 60cm in length.
Reef-associated, usually found at depths of 2 to 20m (adults at 5 to 30m). Indo-Pacific distribution.
Spotted this sleeping juvenile unicornfish on a night dive at Dayang Beach, Talikud Island, Philippines. It was about 6cm long.