Also known as Blue-spotted Spinefoot, Brown-spotted Sinefoot, Deepbody Rabbitfish, Deepbody Spinefoot, Gold-lined Rabbitfish, Gold-lined Spinefoot, Gold-saddle Rabbitfish, Gold-saddle Spinefoot, Golden Spinefoot, Golden-lined Spinefoot, Golden-spotted Rabbitfish, Golden-spotted Spinefoot, Orange-spotted Rabbitfish, Orange-spotted Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Star Siganus, Yellow-blotch Rabbitfish, Yellow-blotch Spinefoot.
Found in schools, in turbid inshore waters, over drop-offs of inshore fringing reefs and mangroves, entering estuaries and rivers with the tide.
They feed nocturnally on benthic algae.
Juveniles found over seagrass beds around estuaries.
Length - 42cm
Depth - 0-25m
Widespread Eastern Indian Ocean, 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/4588