Unicorn Leatherjacket

(Pseudalutarius nasicornis)

Pseudalutarius nasicornis, commonly known as the unicorn leatherjacket, is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Monacanthidae. Here are some key characteristics and information about Pseudalutarius nasicornis:

  1. Appearance: The unicorn leatherjacket has a distinctive appearance with an elongated body covered in small, hexagonal scales. It has a brownish to grayish coloration with irregular darker markings and a prominent horn-like projection on its forehead, which gives it its common name “unicorn.”
  2. Size: It typically grows to a maximum length of about 25 cm (10 inches).