Masked Rabbitfish (Siganus puellus)

Also known as Blue-lined Rabbitfish, Blue-lined Spinefoot, Decorator Rabbitfish, Decorator Spinefoot, Maiden Spinefoot, Masked Spinefoot, Spinefoot

Description

Also known as Blue-lined Rabbitfish, Blue-lined Spinefoot, Decorator Rabbitfish, Decorator Spinefoot, Maiden Spinefoot, Masked Spinefoot, Spinefoot.

Found in pairs or large schools close to Acropora coral branches over shallow reef flats, lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on filamentous algae, sponges and tunicates.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indo-West 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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4617

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