Scientific Name
Naso vlamingii  
Naso vlamingii高鼻魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1835) Depth 1 - 50M
Chinese 高鼻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 絲尾鼻魚 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 剝皮仔、打鐵婆、鬼角(臺東)、老牛(澎湖)、掛角狄(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Moluccas 
Synonyms Naseus vlamingii, Naso valmingi, Naso vlamigii, Naso vlamingi   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1835 Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057665. ASIZP0070329. ASIZP0070396. ASIZP0070763. ASIZP0070786. FRIP21883. NMMBP02433. NMMSTP00524. NMNSF00306. NTMP0740. NTUM02049.  
Common Name Scibbled unicornfish; Vlaming's unicornfish; Vlaming's unicorn fish; Zebra unicornfish; Bignose unicornfish; Bignose unicorn 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI, 26-27 ; anal-fin rays II, 27-29 ; pectoral-fin rays 17-19 ; pelvic-fin rays I,3. Adults develop a convexly rounded prominent snout and unusually tall dorsal and anal fins; Body dark gray-brown to pale bluish gray; ventrical dark bluish lines on side of body with small dark bluish spots above and below; head with small dark bluish spots and a broad blue band extending anteriorly from eye; lips blue; caudal fin bluish basally, gray in broad middle zone, with a broad yellowish border; caudal filaments and upper and lower edges of fin blue.
habitats Usually seen in open water in outer reef aeras, especially near drop-offs, but may also occur in lagoons. 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  
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line, Marquesan and Tuamotus islands; north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Throughout Micronesia. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lyudao, East.  
Utility Commercial aquarium species.