Golden Rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus)

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

Description

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, estuaries entering rivers with the tide, mangroves and inshore fringing reefs.
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

2 comments

  1. Rabbitfish have venomous spines and will inflict painful injuries but should not be enough to kill someone! Rabbitfish ter espinhos venenosos e infligirá ferimentos dolorosos, mas não deve ser suficiente para matar alguém!

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