Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: March 14, 2019

in the Maldives

the unicorn Tang

by supergold

The Unicorn Tang is best known for the long appendage that grows from it?s forehead. The horn usually begins to show up when the fish reaches about 6 ? 9 inches. Unicorn Tangs will spend their day picking at rockwork and occasionally sand in search for hair algae to eat.. They are found widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea to Japan, the Rapa Islands, Hawaii, Tuamotu, and the Marquesas.. Care should be taken when handling this fish as it?s caudal peduncle is a very sharp non-retractable razor that can inflict a deep and painful cut: a cut from its scalpel can cause discoloration and swelling of the skin with a high risk of infection. The pain lasts for hours then still ends up having a dull ache.


Post Type Photography Mixed Media None
taken with a small waterproof camera.
cropped

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