Naso fageni (Morrow, 1954)
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Naso fageni (Morrow, 1954)

Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Naso fageni (Morrow, 1954)

English Name: Horseface unicornfish

Creole Name: Korn Blan

French Name:

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)

Description:

Dorsal spines: 5; Dorsal rays: 24-26; Anal spines: 2; Anal rays: 23-25.

Light grey to grey-brown, paler ventrally in colour. Adults with small dusky spots and large specimens with a short protuberance above upper lip. Body ovate and compressed. Caudal fin emarginated, the large adults (perhaps only males) with filamentous lobes. Peduncular plates dull orange-red, caudal knives relatively larger in males. Median fins dark grey with black bands; caudal fin brown, shading to black posteriorly; pectoral fins grey with a hyaline outer margin and a broad blackish submarginal zone.


Size:

Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 80cm FL


Habitat and Ecology:

Found in coral and rocky reefs and deeper non-reef environments (depth 3-35m). Juveniles recruit into the back reef slopes. Occurs solitary or in small groups.


Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the hand line fishery, but is an uncommon component of the catch.


Notes:
References:

Russell, B. et al 2012. Naso fageni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T177962A1503835. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T177962A1503835.en. (16/10/18).

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Eds. 2018. FishBase  https://www.fishbase.de/summary/naso-fageni. (16/10/18)

Randall, J.E. (2001). Surgeonfishes of Hawaii and the World. ISBN: 1-56647-561-9


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