Bignose unicornfish

They are relatively large fish in comparison to other fish in the Acanthuridae family easily reaching 60.

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The Bignose unicornfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 50 m , usually 1 - 50 m environment.

The Vlamingi Tang or Bignose Unicornfish was described by Valenciennes in 1835. They are found in the Indo-Pacific from east Africa to southern Japan; Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto Islands; and the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. More

This fish is known as Bignose Unicornfish and the correct latin name is Naso Vlamingii. It belongs to the Tang family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e) Character and suggestions regarding care In general this is a peaceful Tang. More

Do not place your Bignose unicornfish in the aquarium until you have established a stable environment. Food: Naso vlamingi (Bignose unicornfish) feed on zooplankton in the wild. More

Bignose Unicornfish, has a brown to purple body color when an adult. In the juvenile, the color graduates from lighter, dorsally, to darker, ventrally. It has vertical markings on the body and blue highlights. More

Bignose Unicornfish, is a large species of the Surgeonfishes that has a light blue body color that is covered in navy blue vertical lines and spots. More

Common names

'Ume kanu in Unknown
Ammas in Mahl
Aunel in Marshall
Aunel in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Bagata in Gela
Bagis in Cebuano
Bakwak in Visayan
Big-nose unicorn in English
bignose unicorn in English
Bignose unicornfish in English
Debam in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Dengkis in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Didnosė raganosė in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Gangis in Surigaonon
Gangis in Waray-waray
Grootneus-eenhoringvis in Afrikaans
Iga ni vane in Gela
Indangan in Cebuano
Isdang ilong in Tagalog
Jivijivi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Kalditan in Bikol
Karaua in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Karukkan in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Kumay in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Kumay kabag in Chavacano
Labahita in Tagalog
Ludlo-an in Visayan
Maluli in Gela
Mangadlit in Tagalog
Masken-Nasendoktorfisch in German (Deutsch)
Mwiiyóró in Austronesian (Other)
Mwiiyóró in Carolinian
Mwiliy in Austronesian (Other)
Mwiliy in Carolinian
Nason à gros nez in French (français)
Nason zébré in French (français)
Pali in Other
Palid in Davawenyo
pez-unicornio in sp
Ponongi ungi in Unknown
Pulang ikog in Bikol
Rufia in Portuguese (Português)
Salinkupau in Bikol
Sazanami-tosakahagi in Japanese (日本語)
Scibbled unicornfish in English
Silanis in Bikol
Sorahan in Visayan
Stornæset næsehornsfisk in Danish (dansk)
Sunghan in Davawenyo
Surahan in Tagalog
Surahan in Waray-waray
Ta in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
ta masimasi in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Ta ni cakau in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Taraungan in Waray-waray
Tatifi in Unknown
Tatifi fatu in Unknown
Tativi in Unknown
Te bokaboka in Gilbertese
Te bokaboka in Kiribati
Tudlo-an in Visayan
Tudluan in Tagalog
Ume in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Ume-masimasi in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Unicornfish in English
Uwakon in Bikol
Vaalan mas in English
Vaalan mas in Maldivian
Vlaming's unicorn fish in English
Vlaming's unicornfish in English
Yapot in Tagalog
Zebra unicornfish in English
കറുക്കന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കറൂക്കന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
丝尾鼻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
剝皮仔 in Mandarin Chinese
剥皮仔 in Mandarin Chinese
打鐵婆 in Mandarin Chinese
打铁婆 in Mandarin Chinese
絲尾鼻魚 in Mandarin Chinese
高鼻魚 in Mandarin Chinese
高鼻鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Acanthuridae
Genus : Naso
Species : Naso vlamingii
Authority : Valenciennes, 1835