Forktail Rabbitfish (Siganus Argenteus)

Also known as Gold-spotted Spinefoot, Marbled Spinefoot, Mottled Spinefoot, Rabbitface Spinefoot, Rabbit-faced Spinefoot, Roman-nose Spinefoot, Schooling Rabbitfish, Silver Rabbitfish, Silver Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Streaked Spinefoot, Streamlined Spinefoot

Description

Also know as Gold-spotted Spinefoot, Marbled Spinefoot, Mottled Spinefoot, Rabbitface Spinefoot, Rabbit-faced Spinefoot, Roman-nose Spinefoot, Schooling Rabbitfish, Silver Rabbitfish, Silver Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Streaked Spinefoot, Streamlined Spinefoot.

Found in large schools swimming fast above reefs diving down to the bottom to feed over coastal lagoons and inner reef slopes.
They feed on algae.
When threatened or asleep they change to a mottled pattern.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 0-40m
Widespread Indo-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: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4614

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