Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Naso  
  Naso lituratus  (Forster, 1801) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Acanthurus lituratusAspisurus carolinarumAspisurus elegansCallicanthus lituratusCyphomycter eoumeMonoceros garrettiNaso elegansNaso literatusPrionurus eoume  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea(Randall et al.,1990)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays VI, 28-31 ; anal-fin rays II, 29-31 ; pectoral-fin rays 17-18 ; pelvic-fin rays I,3. Body dark grayish brown, dorsal fin 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 adult males with trailing filaments from each corner. 
Habitat: Occurs in coastal and inner reef flats and slopes. Browses on benthic algae on coral reefs or rocky bottom. Sometimes in large aggregations. The species is seldom poisonous. Pair-spawning has been observed. 
Distribution: Pacific Ocean: Honshu, Japan south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; east in Oceania to the Hawaiian Islands. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East. 
Utility: Commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 381283
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