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Naso elegans the Indian Ocean (and Red Sea) Orange-spined Unicornfish. To 45 cm.; similar to N. lituratus but found in I.O. and RS. Also similar feeding (on macroalgae). Profile of a large individual in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea.
 


Naso lopezi Herre 1927, the Elongate Unicornfish. Western Pacific; N. Japan to the GBR, Similans, Guam, Tonga. To 57 cm. Here is a juvenile in captivity. 



Siganus virgatus, the double-barred Spinefoot, is named for its twin oblique barring pattern and the experience of unfortunate beachcombers who have stepped on it. S. virgatus is a great marine "algae eater", and more outgoing than the Foxface. The double-barred Spinefoot, is named for its twin oblique barring pattern and the experience of unfortunate beachcombers who have stepped on it. S. virgatus is a great marine "algae eater", and more outgoing than the Foxface. Occurs mainly in pairs as larger juveniles, adults. To a foot in length in the wild.
 


Platax batavianus Cuvier 1831, the Humpback (science) or Zebra Batfish. Indo-West Pacific; Madagascar to Indonesia. To twenty inches in height. Occasionally offered in the trade. Should you be fortunate to chance upon a specimen Platax batavianus it's a real striker as young, with alternating black and white banding covering it's entire body surface. Juvenile pix (three inches tall) in N. Sulawesi.
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