bulbnose unicornfish

Scientific name Naso tonganus
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1835
IUCN category LC
Family Acanthuridae
Genus Naso
Naso tonganus Naso tonganus

Introduction

Naso tonganus, commonly known as bulbnose unicornfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Ovoid

How to recognize the bulbnose unicornfish ?

The bulbnose unicornfish measures between 50 and 60 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The bulbnose unicornfish is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path. However, she may show some signs of aggression with conspecifics.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The bulbnose unicornfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The bulbnose unicornfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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