Naso vlamingii, Maldives. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Naso vlamingii, French Polynesia. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Naso vlamingii, Juvenile, Banda, Indonesia. Photo: Joe Shields
Naso vlamingii, Adult, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Ian Shaw
Naso vlamingii, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Photo: Andrew Green
Head profile with rounded nose-like bump above mouth, blue or violet stripe across snout between eyes, narrow bars on body which break in to spots on upper body and underside, blue lips, and a large blue or violet patch behind gill cover over pectoral fin base. Males with long trailing filaments from top and bottom of tail. Can rapidly change background colouration between dark and pale. Juveniles olive-brown with a covering of blue spots and dashes.
Max Size: 60 cm
Depth: 1-50 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (14% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.