Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Acanthuridae  
 Genus Naso  
  Naso vlamingii  (Valenciennes, 1835) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Naseus vlamingiiNaso valmingiNaso vlamigiiNaso vlamingi  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, 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. 
Habitat: 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. 
Name Code: 381291
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