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Bluespine Unicornfish

( Naso unicornis )

Other names

Blue-spine Unicornfish, Blue-spined Unicorn, Brown Unicornfish, Longnose Unicornfish, Spotted Unicornfish

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes, tangs, and unicornfishes)
  • Can grow to 70cm in length
  • Has two blue plates bearing knife-like spines on either side of the tail wrist
  • Frequents coral reef environments
  • Found in Australia’s tropical waters from NSW to WA
  • Occurs solitary or in small groups
  • Popular among aquarists