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Naso  Lacepède, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 172288

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Axinurus Cuvier, 1829
    Callicanthus Swainson, 1839
  Common Name(s): nosefishes [English]
    unicornfishes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2003   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderAcanthuroidei  – surgeonfishes  
                                  FamilyAcanthuridae  – surgeonfishes, tangs, cirujanos, poissons-chirurgiens  
                                     GenusNaso Lacepède, 1801 – nosefishes, unicornfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesNaso annulatus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825) – short-horned unicornfish 
                                        SpeciesNaso brachycentron (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835)  
                                        SpeciesNaso brevirostris (Cuvier, 1829) – shortnosed unicornfish 
                                        SpeciesNaso caeruleacauda Randall, 1994  
                                        SpeciesNaso caesius Randall and Bell, 1992  
                                        SpeciesNaso elegans (Rüppell, 1829)  
                                        SpeciesNaso fageni Morrow, 1954 – horseface unicorn 
                                        SpeciesNaso hexacanthus (Bleeker, 1855) – kala 
                                        SpeciesNaso lituratus (Forster in Bloch and Schneider, 1801) – striped-face unicornfish 
                                        SpeciesNaso lopezi Herre, 1927  
                                        SpeciesNaso maculatus Randall and Struhsaker, 1981  
                                        SpeciesNaso mcdadei Johnson, 2002  
                                        SpeciesNaso minor (Smith, 1966)  
                                        SpeciesNaso reticulatus Randall, 2001  
                                        SpeciesNaso thorpei Smith, 1966 – nohorn unicorn 
                                        SpeciesNaso thynnoides (Cuvier, 1829) – oneknife unicorn 
                                        SpeciesNaso tongonus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835)  
                                        SpeciesNaso tuberosus Lacepède, 1801 – humpheaded unicornfish 
                                        SpeciesNaso unicolor (Liénard in Günther, 1861)  
                                        SpeciesNaso unicornis (Forsskål, 1775) – brown unicornfish 
                                        SpeciesNaso vlamingii (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – bignose unicorn 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 17-Mar-2003, website (version 13-Mar-03)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Naso   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Naso   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Naso   

 Geographic Information
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