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Naso brevirostris
Common Name Spotted unicornfish
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Acanthuridae
Genus Naso

(Lacepede, 1801)

Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Least Concern

They are so named because of a spike that protrudes from the forehead. These fish are also known as filefish in America.


There are about 20 recognized species in this genus:

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated

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