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      Vlamingi Tand

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      edgerat


      Indecisive

      Registered: November 2004
      Location: Olympia, WA
      Posts: 117
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      Family: Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) , subfamily: Nasinae picture (Navla_u8.jpg) by Patzner, R.

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      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
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      Keywords: Vlamingi Tand

  1.   Tue May 30, 2006 2:04am Rating: 10.00 
    1. Daniel Murray
      Diver Madness


      Registered: December 2005
      Location: Mount Holly NJ USA
      Posts: 64

      I have one and it is 11" long. It is my show tang!!
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  1.   Sun December 17, 2006 5:32am Rating: 10.00 
    1. matts125
      Brittle Starfish


      Registered: June 2005
      Location: vancouver wa
      Posts: 2,151

      Big fish!

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  1.   Wed November 14, 2007 2:55am
    1. DrewNC
      New Forum member!


      Registered: November 2007

      I will post a 3" juvenile for comparison. - different features
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