Scientific Name
Naso reticulatus  
Naso reticulatus網紋鼻魚
by: ©National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Author Randall, 2001 Depth - 15M
Chinese 網紋鼻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 網紋鼻魚 
Max Length 49 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 S. end at Nanwan, middle of bay directly east of fishing boat harbor at Houpihu, Taiwan, 15 m 
Synonyms Naso sp.   
Reference Randall JE. 2001. Naso reticulatus, A New Unicornfish (Perciformes: Acanthuridae) from Taiwan and Indonesia, with a Key to the Spesies of Naso. Zool. Studies v. 40 (no. 2):170-176.  Randall, J. E. 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0061303. ASIZP0806729. ASIZP0916729. BPBMI23428Holotype. NMMBP08589.  
Common Name Unicornfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays V, 29 ; anal-fin rays II, 27 ; pectoral-fin rays 17. Protuberance or horn on forehead or snout absent. head convex with slight angularity before eye. Anterior interorbital space and adjacent internarial space strongly elevated with a rounded median ridge. Body depth 3.1-3.2 in SL. Two keeled candal peduncular plates on each side, keels not large nor atrose. Dorsal fin not elevated, first dorsal spine longest. Body light brown to olivaceaus dorsally, whitish ventrally, the upper three-fifths of body with a mixture of small dark brown to black spots and irregular lines head with a dark recular pattern.
habitats Described from two adult male specimens, one speard at 15m at the top of a rocky prinnacle in Nan Wan Bay, southern Taiwan and the other taken by trawl off the southern end of Sumatra. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Taiwan and Indonesia. Taiwan: South.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.