at the Aquarium!
Some may think unicorns are purely mythical, but they’d be wrong! Unicorns swim at the New England Aquarium every day.
Since April 9 is #NationalUnicornDay, we wanted to give you the chance to meet some of the Aquarium’s uni-horned residents.
Unicornfish are members of the Naso genus and part of the same family as other surgeonfish. They are known for (you may have guessed it) a hornlike extension of the forehead in some of the species. The different species of unicornfish are located across the Indo-Pacific from Africa to Hawaii!
Bluespine Unicorn Tang
With a browridge like that, the Bluespine Unicorn Tang (Naso unicornis) certainly lives up to its name! Visit this living legend in the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit.
With less of a "horn" and more of a "bulb," the Bignose Unicorn Fish (Naso vlaningii) is still a member of the Aquarium's unicorn menagerie!
The orangespine unicornfish (Naso lituratus) is sometimes known as a "clown surgeonfish" or "lipstick tang" because of its bright coloring.