Scribbled Rabbitfish (Siganus spinus)

Also known as Black Spinefoot, Black Trevally, Blue-spotted Trevally, Blunt-nosed Rabbitfish, Blunt-nosed Spinefoot, Happy Moments, Little Rabbitfish, Little Spinefoot, Marbled Rabbitfish, Marbled Spinefoot, Mi-mi, Scribbled Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Spiny Rabbitfish, Spiny Spinefoot, Vermiculated Spinefoot

Description

Also known as Black Spinefoot, Black Trevally, Blue-spotted Trevally, Blunt-nosed Rabbitfish, Blunt-nosed Spinefoot, Happy Moments, Little Rabbitfish, Little Spinefoot, Marbled Rabbitfish, Marbled Spinefoot, Mi-mi, Scribbled Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Spiny Rabbitfish, Spiny Spinefoot, Vermiculated Spinefoot.

Found in small schools, close to branching corals, over shallow coral reef flats, and rivers rich in algae growth. These are the smallest members of the Rabbitfish family.
They feed during the day on algae.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 0-50m
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Siganus-spinus

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