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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Naso lituratus
      Common Names: Naso Tang, Orangespine Unicornfish, Naso Lituratus Tang/Surgeonfish
      Max. size: 46.0 cm SL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 0 - 90 m
      Climate: tropical; 24 - 26°C
      Distribution: Pacific Ocean = Honshu, Japan south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; east in Oceania to the Hawaiian Islands, all the islands of French Polynesia, and the Pitcairn Islands. In the eastern Pacific, from Clipperton Island. Once regarded a wide-ranging Indo-Pacific species, the Indian Ocean population is now recognized as a separate species, Naso elegans.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-31; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 29-31. Dorsal fin black, the black continuing as a pointed projection onto nape, with a pale blue line at base and a broad outer white zone on soft portion; anal fin mainly orange; dorsal and anal fins with a narrow blue margin and black submarginal line; caudal fin with a yellow submarginal band posteriorly. Caudal fin emarginate with adult males having trailing filaments from each corner.
      Biology: Found in areas of coral, rock, or rubble of lagoon and seaward reefs. Feeds mainly on leafy brown algae (Sargassum and Dictyota). Sometimes in large aggregations. The species is very seldom poisonous. Pair-spawning has been observed.
      Aquarium Care: Plenty of swimming room and hiding spots. For the most part, this species isn't aggressive to tankmates, unless they are the same or similar species. The erect spines can cause deep wounds and are easily entangled in a net.

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      Keywords: Naso Tang; Orangespine Unicornfish; Surgeonfish

  1.   Sun December 17, 2006 11:30am Rating: 10.00 
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      Location: vancouver wa
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