Clown Unicornfish (species: Naso lituratus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Naso lituratus
Clown Unicornfish

©Andy Lewis: Clown Unicornfish, Lizard Island.

©Mark Shepherd: Clown Unicornfish at Lizard Island

©Andy Lewis: Naso lituratus at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Acanthuridae
Genus Naso
Species Naso lituratus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 2 cm to 46 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Brandl, S.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2013). Morphology, sociality, and ecology: can morphology predict pairing behavior in coral reef fishes? Coral Reefs, 32: 835-836. LIRS catalog number 1718.
  • Brandl, S.J., W.D. Robbins and D.R. Bellwood (2015). Exploring the nature of ecological specialization in a coral reef fish community: morphology, diet and foraging microhabitat use, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282: 20151147, LIRS catalog number 1908.
  • Choat, J.H. and K.D. Clements (1998). Vertebrate herbivores in marine and terrestrial environments: a nutritional ecology perspective, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 29: 375-403. LIRS catalog number 571.
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