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Naso brachycentron (Valenciennes, 1835)
HUMPBACK UNICORNFISH
Humpback Unicorn; Naseus brachycentron Valenciennes, 1835

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Species Naso brachycentron (Valenciennes, 1835)

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Species Naso brachycentron (Valenciennes, 1835)

Humpback Unicornfish , Humpback Unicorn

 

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Distribution

States

Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Scott Reef, WA (14°03'S), Ashmore Reef (12°15'S), Timor Sea and northern Great Barrier Reef (12°00'S) to Swains Reef (22°00'S), QLD, also Coringa-Herald Cays, Coral Sea; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 2009. Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia . Welshpool : Western Australian Museum Edn. 4, pp. 287. [224]

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies . Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [1029] (Vol III)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [372]

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei . Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. [112-113]

Randall, J.E. 2001. Surgeonfishes of Hawai'i and the World . Honolulu : Mutual Publishing and Bishop Museum Press 125 pp. [76]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [430]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [430]

 

Common Name References

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei . Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. [112] (Humpback Unicorn)

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [430] ( Humpback Unicornfish )

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Humpback Unicornfish )

 

History of changes

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Naso  
  Naso brachycentron    (Valenciennes, 1835) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Naseus brachycentron Naso branchycentron Naso rigoletto Prionolepis hewitti   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays IV-V, 28-30 ; anal-fin rays II, 27-28 ; pectoral-fin rays 17; pelvic-fin rays I,3. Juveniles plain gray and a white peduncle. Adult males with a long anterior to eye which may extend before mouth; adult females with only a prominent bump before eye; adult with two peduncular plates; with a sharp keel ending in a forward-projecting point; head and upper half of body gray, the lower half whitish to pale yellowish, the demarcation irregular; often with a few small pale blue spots behind eye; large males with dark bars on lower side.  
Habitat: Occurs in deep coastal to outer reef slopes, usually in small groups but occasionally in large schools. Adults seen in shallow reef aeras but usually difficult to approach underwater. Feeds on benthic algae. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Marquesan and Society islands; north to the Ryukyus, south to Vanuatu; Palau and Guam in Micronesia. Taiwan: South, Lyudao.  
Utility: Commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381280
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