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About 30-40 cm long.
Just outside of the reef at the depth of few meters.
Congratulations on SOTD - and so pleasing to have an ID. A fantastical fish!
I'm very happy to share my spottings with all of you. Thank you 😀
Interesting fish. Thanks for sharing this well deserved SOTD. Congratulations Marek!
Fantastic find Marek,it's a amazing rare animal,congrats on the well deserve SOTD and thanks for sharing your awesome encounters,great wwork.
It is spottings like this one that make me thankful for the click that made me find PN. To think we share this Earth....and never will we meet face to face. But for this spotting I woulld not have known this species exists....the loss would have been all mine. All thanks to Marek Koszorek for sharing ...and to everyone on PN.
Thanks Neil 😀
Congratulations, Marek. This is an awesome spotting. Such an unusual creature.
Thanks Daniele 😀 happy to share
You're on a roll this week Marek, your Short-nosed Unicornfish is our Spotting of the Day. With thanks to SargonR for his help with ID!"You think that unicorns are the stuff of legends? They somehow do exist though, but only underwater. Meet the Short-nosed Unicornfish (Naso brevirostris), our Spotting of the Day! The genus Naso (from the Latin "nasus", meaning nose) comprises 20 species commonly known as unicornfish. They take their name from the horn-like protrusion on their forehead resembling that of the mythical horse-like animal. Only some species in the genus have this protrusion, while in others it is diminished or absent. Like other fish in the family Acanthuridae (surgeonfish and tangs) they posses sharp scalpel-like spines where their tail meets their body. All these features help unicornfish defend against predators and fight off other herbivore species competing for algae. The Short-nosed Unicornfish is widespread throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans".Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...Twitter:https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/9...
Spotted on May 10, 2018 Submitted on May 10, 2018
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