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Naso elegans the Indian Ocean (and Red Sea)
Orange-spined Unicornfish. To 45 cm.; similar to N. lituratus but found in
I.O. and RS. Also similar feeding (on macroalgae). Profile of a large
individual in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea.
Naso lopezi Herre 1927, the Elongate
Unicornfish. Western Pacific; N. Japan to the GBR, Similans, Guam,
Tonga. To 57 cm. Here is a juvenile in captivity.
virgatus, the double-barred
Spinefoot, is named for its twin oblique barring pattern and the
experience of unfortunate beachcombers who have stepped on it. S.
virgatus is a great marine "algae eater", and more
outgoing than the Foxface. The double-barred Spinefoot, is named
for its twin oblique barring pattern and the experience of
unfortunate beachcombers who have stepped on it. S. virgatus is a
great marine "algae eater", and more outgoing than the
Foxface. Occurs mainly in pairs as larger juveniles, adults. To a
foot in length in the wild.
Platax batavianus Cuvier
1831, the Humpback (science) or Zebra Batfish. Indo-West Pacific;
Madagascar to Indonesia. To twenty inches in height. Occasionally
offered in the trade. Should you be fortunate to chance upon a
specimen Platax batavianus it's a real striker as young,
with alternating black and white banding covering it's entire
body surface. Juvenile pix (three inches tall) in N. Sulawesi.