Bignose Unicornfish

The Unicornfish is one of the larger fish (Maximum length of 21.5 inches) in the Pacific Barrier Reef exhibit of the Tropical Diver gallery at the Georgia Aquarium.  These fish are native to the Indian and Pacific oceans.  They display a large blue marking on the nose and blue spots and stripes across the body but often change color based on the environment or when threatened.

Unicornfish are also known as Surgeonfish or Lancetfish because of a blade like spine in and two hook-like plates along the tail, which are used for defense and are as sharp as a surgeons scalpel.

BIGNOSE UNICORNFISH
(Naso vlamingii)

Georgia Aquarium Tropical Diver Exhibit
Nikon D7100
Sirui P-204S Monopod
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
35mm @ f/8 –  1/50 sec – ISO 320

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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