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Family: Siganidae Rabbitfishes



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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Siganus argenteus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus argenteus
[Streamlined spinefoot]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Siganus canaliculatus (Park, 1797)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Siganus canaliculatus
[White-spotted spinefoot]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Siganus corallinus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus corallinus
[Blue-spotted spinefoot]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Siganus doliatus Guérin-Méneville, 1829-38

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus doliatus
[Barred spinefoot]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782)

Photo by Photo by Kuiter, R.H.
 
Siganus fuscescens
[Mottled spinefoot]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Siganus guttatus (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Siganus guttatus
[Orange-spotted spinefoot]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Siganus insomnis Woodland & Anderson, 2014

Photo by Photo by Rusconi, G.
 
Siganus insomnis
[Bronze-lined rabbitfish.]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Siganus javus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Siganus javus
[Streaked spinefoot]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Siganus labyrinthodes (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Siganus labyrinthodes
[Labyrinth spinefoot]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Siganus lineatus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus lineatus
[Golden-lined spinefoot]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Siganus luridus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Siganus luridus
[Dusky spinefoot]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Siganus magnificus (Burgess, 1977)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siganus magnificus
[Magnificent rabbitfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Siganus niger Woodland, 1990

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Siganus niger
[Black foxface]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Siganus puelloides Woodland & Randall, 1979

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus puelloides
[Blackeye rabbitfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Siganus puellus (Schlegel, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Siganus puellus
[Masked spinefoot]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Siganus punctatissimus Fowler & Bean, 1929

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus punctatissimus
[Peppered spinefoot]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Siganus punctatus (Schneider & Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Siganus punctatus
[Goldspotted spinefoot]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 33.5 cm FL
Siganus randalli Woodland, 1990

Photo by Photo by Woodland, D.J.
 
Siganus randalli
[Variegated spinefoot]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Siganus rivulatus Forsskål & Niebuhr, 1775

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Siganus rivulatus
[Marbled spinefoot]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Siganus spinus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Siganus spinus
[Little spinefoot]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Siganus stellatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus stellatus
[Brown-spotted spinefoot]



Indiant Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Siganus sutor (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Siganus sutor
[Shoemaker spinefoot]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Siganus trispilos Woodland & Allen, 1977

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Siganus trispilos
[Threeblotched rabbitfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Siganus unimaculatus (Evermann & Seale, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Marsden, A.
 
Siganus unimaculatus
[Blotched foxface]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Siganus uspi Gawel & Woodland, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus uspi
[Bicolored foxface]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Siganus vermiculatus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Siganus vermiculatus
[Vermiculated spinefoot]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Siganus virgatus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus virgatus
[Barhead spinefoot]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Siganus vulpinus (Schlegel & Müller, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus vulpinus
[Foxface]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25.2 cm SL
Siganus woodlandi Randall & Kulbicki, 2005

Photo by Photo by Borsa, P.
 
Siganus woodlandi
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Siganus argenteus Streamlined spinefoot Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1825
Siganus canaliculatus White-spotted spinefoot Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1797
Siganus corallinus Blue-spotted spinefoot Indo-West Pacific 35 SL 1835
Siganus doliatus Barred spinefoot Western Pacific 25 SL 1838
Siganus fuscescens Mottled spinefoot Western Pacific 40 TL 1782
Siganus guttatus Orange-spotted spinefoot Eastern Indian Ocean and 42 TL 1787
Siganus insomnis Bronze-lined rabbitfish. Indian Ocean 35 SL 2014
Siganus javus Streaked spinefoot Indo-Pacific 53 TL 1766
Siganus labyrinthodes Labyrinth spinefoot Western Central Pacific 25 TL 1853
Siganus lineatus Golden-lined spinefoot Indo-West Pacific 43 TL 1835
Siganus luridus Dusky spinefoot Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1829
Siganus magnificus Magnificent rabbitfish Eastern Indian Ocean 24 SL 1977
Siganus niger Black foxface Eastern Central Pacific 22 TL 1990
Siganus puelloides Blackeye rabbitfish Indian Ocean 31 TL 1979
Siganus puellus Masked spinefoot Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1852
Siganus punctatissimus Peppered spinefoot Western Pacific 35 SL 1929
Siganus punctatus Goldspotted spinefoot Western Pacific 40 TL 1801
Siganus randalli Variegated spinefoot Western Pacific 33.5 FL 1990
Siganus rivulatus Marbled spinefoot Western Indian Ocean 27 TL 1775
Siganus spinus Little spinefoot Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1758
Siganus stellatus Brown-spotted spinefoot Indian Ocean 40 TL 1775
Siganus sutor Shoemaker spinefoot Indiant Ocean 45 SL 1835
Siganus trispilos Threeblotched rabbitfish Eastern Indian Ocean 25 TL 1977
Siganus unimaculatus Blotched foxface Western Pacific 20 SL 1907
Siganus uspi Bicolored foxface Western Pacific 24 TL 1974
Siganus vermiculatus Vermiculated spinefoot Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1835
Siganus virgatus Barhead spinefoot Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1835
Siganus vulpinus Foxface Western Pacific 25 SL 1845
Siganus woodlandi Western Pacific 25.2 SL 2005



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