Spotted unicornfish

Naso brevirostris
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Surgeonfishes (Lat. Acanthuridae)
  • Maximum size:
    60 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; depth range 2–122 m (usually 4–46 m).
  • Climate:
    Tropical; 29°N–36°S, 26°E–137°W
  • Distribution:
    Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, southern Japan.
  • Biology:
    Inhabit mid-waters along steep outer lagoon and seaward reef drop-offs. Also found along rocky shores Usually in small groups. Juveniles feed on benthic algae; adults feed on zooplankton.