Bluespine unicornfish

The Bluespine unicornfish is a tang from the Indo-Pacific.

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The Bluespine unicornfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 180 m , usually 5 - 180 m environment.

Picture of a Bluespine Unicornfish or Unicorn Tang, Naso unicornis * Puzzles * Postcards Naso unicornis Photo © Animal-World: Courtesy Pavaphon SupanantananontLatest Reader Comment - See MoreI just got a unicorn tang and he seems to be settling More

The Bluespine unicornfish (Naso unicornis) is a tang from the Indo-Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 70cm in length. References - * "Naso unicornis". FishBase. More

The Bluespine Unicornfish, also known as the Unicorn Tang, is blue-green to olive in color, with a blue edge on the dorsal and anal fins. Two bright blue dots appear at the peduncle spines near the tail. More

The colour of the bluespine unicornfish is usually greenish-grey. The dorsal and anal fins are yellowish with thin blue lines. Bluespine unicorns are diurnal and are found singly, in pairs, or in small groups. More

bluespine unicornfish, Naso unicornis (Acanthuridae) in a Hawaiian marine reserve Auteur(s) / Author(s) MEYER Carl G. (1) ; HOLLAND Kim N. More

The bluespine unicornfish (Naso unicornis) is a common species found in the Indo-Pacifc region and the Red Sea. It is fairly hardy, but can't be kept with aggressive species. Otherwise, finding a unicornfish when you're ready to own one is often just dumb luck. More

Bluespine unicornfish were site-attached to home ranges situated within the reserve boundaries and their movements were aligned with topographic features. Two different diel movement patterns (‘commuting’ and ‘foraying’) were observed. More

Common names

'Ume in Tongan
Ammas in Mahl
Baabundyi in Tokelauan
Bagis in Cebuano
Bagis in Waray-waray
Bagitan in Agutaynen
Bakwak in Tagalog
Bakwak in Visayan
Barbero de aguijón azul in Spanish (español)
Batoklaj in Marshall
Batoklaj in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Berbero de aguijon azul in Spanish (español)
Blåpigget næsehornsfisk in Danish (dansk)
Blauklingen-Nasendoktorfisch in German (Deutsch)
Bloustekel-eenhoringvis in Afrikaans
Blue-spine unicorn in English
Bluespine unicorn in English
Bluespine unicornfish in English
Brown unicornfish in English
Chum in English
Chum in Palauan
Corne in Creole, French
Corne in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Corne in French (français)
Dangit in Waray-waray
Dava in Pije
Dawa in French (français)
Debam in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Déé in Numee
Dengkis in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Fiantandroka in Malagasy (Malagasy fiteny)
Fiantsifa in Malagasy (Malagasy fiteny)
Gangis in Surigaonon
Gangis in Waray-waray
Gium in Austronesian (Other)
Gium in Carolinian
Guassa in Marshall
Guassa in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Hangun in Marshall
Hangun in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Humphead unicornfish in English
Humu in Niuean
Igh-falfal in Austronesian (Other)
Igh-falfal in Carolinian
Ika yalewa in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Indangan in Cebuano
Isdang ilong in Tagalog
Jaa in Jawe
Java in English
Java in Nemi
Jivijivi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Kaava in Kumak
kala in English
kala in Hawaiian
Kalang in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Kalditan in Bikol
Kamay in Kagayanen
Karukkan in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Kaxan in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Komban-karukkan in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Korn in Creole, French
Korn in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Kumay in Other
Kumay tandukan in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Kumay tundukan in Chavacano
Kunikei in Misima-Paneati
Kúúm in Austronesian (Other)
Kúúm in Carolinian
Labahita in Tagalog
Licorne in French (français)
Licorne vache in Creole, French
Licorne vache in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Long-snouted unicornfish in English
Longhorn unicornfish in English
Longnose unicornfish in English
Ludlo-an in Visayan
M'Poujou in Komoro
Mangadlit in Tagalog
Mone in Marshall
Mone in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Mongit in Davawenyo
Nason à Èpérons bleus in French (français)
Nason brun in French (français)
Nason vert in French (français)
Niggam-mas in Mahl
Noshörningsfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Pacul in Hiligaynon
Pali in Other
Parayan in Other
Parore ume in Other
Puju in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Pulang ikog in Bikol
Rufia espigão azul in Portuguese (Português)
Salinkupau in Bikol
Silanis in Bikol
Sivisivi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Sorahan in Visayan
Sunghan in Davawenyo
Surahan in Bikol
Surahan in Tagalog
Surahan in Waray-waray
Suran in Kuyunon
Suyahan in Surigaonon
Ta in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Ta dina in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Ta ume in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Tarian in Tagalog
Tataga in Austronesian (Other)
Tataga in Carolinian
Tenguhagi in Japanese (日本語)
Timbang in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Tudlo-an in Tagalog
Tudlo-an in Visayan
Tudloan in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Tudloan in Tagalog
Tudluan in Tagalog
Um in Palauan
Ume in Other
Ume in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Ume maori in Other
Ume-isu in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Umetara in Rapa
Umetara in Rapanui
Unicorn tang in English
Unicornfish in English
Uwakon in Bikol
Vienaragė raganosė in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Yapot in Tagalog
Yatela in Misima-Paneati
носорог-рыба однорогий in Russian (русский язык)
рыба-единорoг in Russian (русский язык)
കറുക്കന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കറൂക്കന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കൊന്പന് കരുക്കന്  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കൊന്വന് കറുക്കന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
剝皮仔 in Mandarin Chinese
剝皮羊 in Mandarin Chinese
剥皮仔 in Mandarin Chinese
剥皮羊 in Mandarin Chinese
单角鼻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
單角鼻魚 in Mandarin Chinese
打鐵婆 in Mandarin Chinese
打铁婆 in Mandarin Chinese
独角倒吊 in Mandarin Chinese
獨角倒吊 in Mandarin Chinese
長吻鼻魚 in Mandarin Chinese
长吻鼻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
표문쥐치 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Acanthuridae
Genus : Naso
Species : Naso unicornis
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