Blue Unicornfish, Naso caeruleacauda Randall 1994

Other Names: Blue Unicorn, Bluetail Unicornfish

Blue Unicornfish, Naso caeruleacauda, in the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia. Source: Jim Greenfield / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

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Blue Unicornfish, Naso caeruleacauda Randall 1994

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Forms aggregations feeding on zooplankton over deep seaward slopes, usually below 15 m.


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Blue Unicornfish, Naso caeruleacauda Randall 1994


Kuiter, R.H. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 3. Jawfishes - Sunfishes, Opistognathidae - Molidae. Zoonetics, Australia, pp. 623-893.

Randall, J.E. 1994. Unicornfishes of the subgenus Axinurus Perciformes: Acanthuridae: Naso), with description of a new species. Copeia 1994(1): 116-124.

Russell, B., Choat, J.H., Abesamis, R., Clements, K.D., McIlwain, J., Myers, R., Nanola, C., Rocha, L.A. & Stockwell, B. 2012. Naso caeruleacauda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. . Downloaded on 30 July 2015.

Randall, J.E. 2002. Surgeonfishes of the world. Mutual Publishing and Bishop Museum Press, Hawai'i. 123 pp.

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CAAB Code:37437045

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:15-45 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:40 cm SL

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