Check List (Jun 2018)

First record of the Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii (Perciformes, Acanthuridae) from Korea

  • Hyuck Joon Kwun,
  • Heakyoung Jung

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14, no. 3
pp. 545 – 548


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Naso vlamingii (Valenciennes, 1835) is reported from Korea for the first time and a morphological description is provided. A single specimen of N. vlamingii was collected from the southeastern coast of Jeju Island, Korea in September 2017. This species is characterized by the presence of 2 bony plates on the middle of the caudal peduncle, 6 dorsal and 2 anal fin spines, and a rounded, convex, swollen snout. This species is the fifth species of the genus Naso Lacepède, 1801 in the Korean fish fauna, and the newly proposed Korean name for the species is “Keun-ko-pyo-mun-jwi-chi”.