Shoemaker Spinefoot (Siganus sutor)

Also known as African White-spotted Rabbitfish, Brown Spinefoot, Marbled Spinefoot, Seagrass Rabbitfish, Spinefoot, White-spotted Rabbitfish, White-spotted Spinefoot

Description

Also known as African White-spotted Rabbitfish, Brown Spinefoot, Marbled Spinefoot, Seagrass Rabbitfish, Spinefoot, White-spotted Rabbitfish, White-spotted Spinefoot.

Found in schools over seagrass beds in coastal areas and inner reefs.
They feed on algae, seagrass and weeds.
Highly variable in colour.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-50m
Widespread Indian Ocean

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/4615

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