Scientific Name
Naso fageni  
Naso fageni馬面鼻魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Morrow, 1954 Depth 3 - 35M
Chinese 馬面鼻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 馬面鼻魚 
Max Length 80 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 Bugsuk I., Philippines 
Synonyms Cyphomycter cavallo, Cyphomycter fageni, Rhinodactylus baixopindae   
Reference Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Morrow, J. E., Jr. 1954 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NMMBP02374.  
Common Name Horseface unicorn; Horseface unicornfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays V, 24-26 ; anal-fin rays II, 23-25 ; pectoral-fin rays 17 ; pelvic-fin rays I,3. Olivaceous grey in color; adults with small dusky spots and large specimens with a short protuberance above upper lip. Body ovate and compressed.
habitats An uncommon species found in coral and rocky reefs. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Kenya south to Bazaruto Islands (Mozambique), Aldabra and Seychelles, and east to the Philippines. Reported from southern Japan and Indonesia Taiwan: South.