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Naso fageni  Morrow, 1954

Horseface unicornfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Nasinae
Etymology: Naso: Latin, nasus = nose (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 35 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 23 - 25. Olivaceous grey in color; adults with small dusky spots and large specimens with a short protuberance above upper lip (Ref. 3145). Body ovate and compressed (Ref. 37429).

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Indo-West Pacific: Kenya south to Bazaruto Islands (Mozambique), Aldabra and Seychelles, and east to the Philippines (Ref. 3145). Reported from southern Japan (Ref. 9710) and Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An uncommon species found in coral and rocky reefs (Ref. 9710). Solitary or in small groups (Ref. 90102).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Randall, J.E., 1986. Acanthuridae. p. 811-823. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3145)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02399 (0.01041 - 0.05528), b=2.94 (2.75 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.2   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (56 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.