Naso fageni (Morrow, 1954)
Naso fageni (Morrow, 1954)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Naso fageni

English Name: Horseface unicornfish

Creole Name: Korn Blan

French Name:

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


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 emarginate, 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.


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.






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Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. (2018). FishBase (16/10/18)
Randall, J.E. (2001). Surgeonfishes of Hawaii and the World. ISBN: 1-56647-561-9


Nevill, J.E.G. (2019). Naso fageni, Horseface unicornfish. Seychelles Seatizens. (edited 16/06/22)

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