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Naso minor (Smith, 1966)
BLACKSPINE UNICORNFISH
Little Unicorn; Axinurus minor Smith, 1966; Slender Unicorn

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Naso minor, Slender unicorn
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Naso minor ( Smith , 1966 )

Slender unicorn Add your observation in Fish Watcher
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Teleostei (teleosts) > Acanthuriformes (Surgeonfishes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Nasinae
Etymology: Naso: Latin, nasus = nose (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on author: Smith .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 55 m (Ref. 10671 ). Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique to the Philippines.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48637 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-30; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 28. Fresh specimens with yellow caudal fin and blackish peduncular plate; preserved specimens uniform grey in color and dark fins (pectorals pale). Oblique groove on side of snout below nostrils, its length about equal to length of naked area enclosing nostrils (Ref 9808).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal to outer reef slopes, usually swimming along upper edges of drop-offs in small schools (Ref. 48637 ). Descends from the water column to the reef front to be cleaned by Labroides dimidiatus (Ref. 4974 ). Feeds on benthic algae (Ref. 3145 ). Forms aggregations, feeding on zooplankton well above the bottom over or in the immediate vicinity of reefs. Males exhibit rapid and striking changes in color pattern during courtship (Ref. 10671 ).

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Randall, J.E. , 1994. Unicornfishes of the subgenus Axinurus Perciformes: Acanthuridae: Naso ), with description of a new species. Copeia 1994(1):116-124. (Ref. 10671 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 06 May 2010

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201 ): 25.2 - 28.9, mean 27.6 °C (based on 388 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01862 (0.01050 - 0.03303), b=3.05 (2.90 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.6   ±0.29 se; based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100). Nutrients (Ref. 124155 ):  Calcium = 51.2 [31.1, 91.2] mg/100g; Iron = 0.606 [0.315, 1.012] mg/100g; Protein = 18.8 [17.7, 19.7] %; Omega3 = 0.145 [0.097, 0.256] g/100g; Selenium = 31.6 [17.9, 52.1] μg/100g; VitaminA = 74.4 [27.9, 200.8] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.5 [1.1, 2.1] mg/100g (wet weight);

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