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Clown Unicornfish

( Naso Lituratus )

Other names

Orangespine Unicornfish, Black-finned Unicornfish, Clown Surgeonfish, Smooth-headed Unicornfish, Stripe-face Unicornfish, Stripe-faced Unicorn Fish

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family Acanthuridae (surgeonfishes, tangs, and unicornfishes)
  • Can grow to 46cm in length
  • Distinguished by two bright orange spines on each side of the tail wrist, orange lips and black forehead
  • Frequents coral reef environments
  • Found in Australia’s tropical waters from QLD to WA
  • Occurs in small groups