Naso annulatus (Whitemargin Unicornfish) - Eastern Fields, PNG
© Karen Honeycutt

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Unicorn surgeonfish
© Jason Isley
found throughout the Indo-Pacific
Status: No Conservation Concerns

If Pinocchio and a unicorn had a baby they would make the Whitemargin Unicornfish (Naso annulatus). There might need to be a splash of fish DNA thrown in there somehows (perhaps passed down from Pinocchio’s long lost grandpop) to complete the genetic code.

These fish can reach a length of 100 cm making it one of the largest members of the family Acanthuridae. You can obviously distinguish them by their long ‘nasal’ protrusion. This is always visible; not only when the fish is lying.