Naso unicornis

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Naso unicornis


Taxonavigation: Acanthuroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Acanthuriformes
Subordo: Acanthuroidei

Familia: Acanthuridae
Genus: Naso
Species: Naso unicornis


Naso unicornis (Forsskål, 1775)

  • Lectotype: whereabouts unknown.
    • Lectotype designated by Fricke (1999:549) as the specimen illustrated in Forsskål (1776, Pl. 23), as reproduced by Klausewitz & Nielsen (1965, fig. 3)).

Type locality: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea.



  • Forsskål, P.S. 1775. Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quae in itinere orientali observavit. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Ex Officina Mölleri: Hauniae [=Copenhagen]. 1–20 + i–xxxiv + 1–164 + 1 map. BHL Reference page
  • Fricke, R. 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez). An annotated checklist with descriptions of new species. [Theses Zoologicae v. 31.] Koenigstein (Koeltz Scientific Books). i–viii + 1–759. Reference page
  • Klausewitz, W. & Nielsen, J.G. 1965. On Forsskål's collection of fishes in the Zoological Museum of Copenhagen, Københavns universitet. Zoologisk museum. Spolia zoologica Musei Hauniensis 22. 29 pp., 38 pl. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Bluespine Unicornfish
magyar: Egyszarvú hal
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