Gold-spotted Rabbitfish (Siganus punctatus)

Also known as Brown-spotted Spinefoot, Coral Rabbitfish, Coral Spinefoot, Gold-lined Spinefoot, Gold-spotted Spinefoot, Orange-spotted Rabbitfish, Orange-spotted Spinefoot, Peppered Rabbitfish, Shoemaker Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Spotted Rabbitfish, Spotted Spinefoot, Stream-lined Rabbitfish, Stream-lined Spinefoot, Yellow-spotted Rabbitfish, Yellow-spotted Spinefoot

Description

Also known as Brown-spotted Spinefoot, Coral Rabbitfish, Coral Spinefoot, Gold-lined Spinefoot, Gold-spotted Spinefoot, Orange-spotted Rabbitfish, Orange-spotted Spinefoot, Peppered Rabbitfish, Shoemaker Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Spotted Rabbitfish, Spotted Spinefoot, Stream-lined Rabbitfish, Stream-lined Spinefoot, Yellow-spotted Rabbitfish, Yellow-spotted Spinefoot.

Found in pairs or schools over clear lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on benthic algae.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 0-40m
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.in/summary/4621

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