Naso reticulatus Randall, 2001
Reticulate unicornfish
Naso reticulatus
photo by Modder, T.

Family:  Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes), subfamily: Nasinae
Max. size:  49 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,250.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Taiwan and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-29; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 27-27; Vertebrae: 21-21. Protuberance or horn on forehead or snout absent. Convex head with slight angularity before eye. Anterior interorbital space and adjacent internarial space strongly elevated with a rounded median ridge. Body depth 3.1-3.2 in SL. Two keeled peduncular plates on each side, keels not large nor antrorse. Dorsal fin not elevated, first dorsal spine longest, 2.8 in HL. Emarginate caudal fin.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 06 May 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.09.01

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