Scientific Name
Naso minor  
Naso minor小鼻魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Smith, 1966) Depth 8 - 55M
Chinese 小鼻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 小鼻魚 
Max Length 20.3 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 剝皮仔、打鐵婆 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pinda Reef, Mozambique, 25-30 fms 
Synonyms Axinurus minor   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Smith, J. L. B. 1966 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057401.  
Common Name Slender unicorn 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays V, 27-29 ; anal-fin rays II, 27-29 ; pectoral-fin rays 17 ; pelvic-fin rays I,3. Body gray, shading to whitish ventrally, sometimes with 3-6 dark bluish gray stripes on side, head purplish gray; lips blackish; iris dusky yellow; caudal peduncular plate black; pectoral-fin rays yellow.
habitats Occurs in coastal to outer reef slopes; form small zooplankton-feeding aggregations well above the bottom at depths of 8 to at least 40m. Males exhibit rapid and striking changes in color pattern during courtship. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique to the Philippines. Taiwan: South.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.