Reef Frontiers en-us Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:01:52 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 7.0 60 Vlamingi Tand <a href=";title=vlamingi-tand&amp;cat=503"><img title="1854Navla_u8.jpeg" border="0" src="" alt="1854Navla_u8.jpeg" /></a><br /><br />by: edgerat<br /><br />Description: Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) , subfamily: Nasinae picture (Navla_u8.jpg) by Patzner, R. Map Order: Perciformes (perch-likes) Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) FishBase name: Bignose unicornfish Max. size: 60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 3145) Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 50 m Climate: tropical; 24 - 28°C; 30°N - 25°S Importance: aquarium: commercial Resilience: Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.264; Tmax=45) Distribution: Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands; north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Throughout Micronesia. Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-27; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 27-29. Adults develop a convexly rounded prominent snout and unusually tall dorsal and anal fins. Side of body with vertical blue lines which break up into small blue spots dorsally and ventrally. A broad blue band extending from eye to front of rostral protuberance (Ref 9808). Biology: Occurs in deep lagoon and seaward reefs. Forms mid-water aggregations off steep slopes during the day to feed on zooplankton. Usually found alone or in pairs. Omnivorous. Has the ability to show or hide its blue markings (Ref. 9710). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 27115. Red List Status: Not in IUCN Red List , (Ref. 36508) Dangerous: harmless <br /><br />3 comments edgerat Thu, 20 Jan 2005 05:42:43 +0000 White-Barred Boxfish <a href=";title=white-barred-boxfish&amp;cat=505"><img title="1854top_pic1.jpeg" border="0" src="" alt="1854top_pic1.jpeg" /></a><br /><br />by: edgerat<br /><br />Description: Scientific Name: Anoplocapros lenticularis Max. size: 33.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 220 m Climate: subtropical Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia (southern Western Australia and western South Australia). Biology: Occurs on the continental shelf. Photo ©Steve Weast, posted by edgerat <br /><br />3 comments edgerat Wed, 19 Jan 2005 06:21:16 +0000