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Spotted Unicornfish (juvenile)

Naso brevirostris

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Reef-associated, usually found at depths of 2 to 20m (adults at 5 to 30m). Indo-Pacific distribution.

Notes:

Spotted this sleeping juvenile unicornfish on a night dive at Dayang Beach, Talikud Island, Philippines. It was about 6cm long.

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3 Comments

MaiaCary
MaiaCary 8 years ago

Looks like all of its air came out!

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

Thanks, Lorelei! :)

Great series!

Blogie
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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Aug 10, 2012

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