Orangespine unicornfish

Naso lituratus
Nason à éperons oranges
Ume tàrei

Interesting facts

This fish is brown-grey with and angular head and orange, scalpel-like forehead and lips. A yellow arc extends from the mouth to the muzzle and its tail is creseant shaped. It is found between 0 and 300 feet deep in he lagoon, passes, and the oceanic slope; in rich and healthy zones. It eats leafy algae and at night it takes refuge in the substrate.


Photo : Rickard Zerpe