Dusky Rabbitfish (Siganus fuscescens)

Also known as Black Rabbitfish, Black Spinefoot, Doctorfish, Dusky Spinefoot, Fuscescens Rabbitfish, Fuscous Spinefoot, Little Spinefoot, Marbled Spinefoot, Mottled Rabbitfish, Mottled Spinefoot, Pearly-spotted Rabbitfish, Pearly-spotted Spinefoot, Pinspot Rabbitfish, Pinspot Spinefoot, Pin-spotted Spinefoot, Sandy Rabbitfish, Sandy Spinefoot, Spinefoot, White-spotted Spinefoot

Description

Also know as Black Rabbitfish, Black Spinefoot, Doctorfish, Dusky Spinefoot, Fuscescens Rabbitfish, Fuscous Spinefoot, Little Spinefoot, Marbled Spinefoot, Mottled Rabbitfish, Mottled Spinefoot, Pearly-spotted Rabbitfish, Pearly-spotted Spinefoot, Pinspot Rabbitfish, Pinspot Spinefoot, Pin-spotted Spinefoot, Sandy Rabbitfish, Sandy Spinefoot, Spinefoot, White-spotted Spinefoot.

Found in schools over algae and seagrass flats of shallow estuaries, lagoons and coastal reefs rich in algae cover.
They feed on filamentous algae and seagrass.
Length - 32cm
Depth - 0-50m
Widespread Western Pacific

Rabbitfish are usually found in algae rich reefs.
They have venomous spines in the Anal Fin and at both ends of the ventral fin. These can inflict extremely painful injuries. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Siganus-fuscescens.html

1 comment

Leave a comment

Known Sightings / Photograph Locations

Share this: