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Siganus argenteus (Quoy &. Gaimard, 1825)
FORKTAIL RABBITFISH
Schooling Rabbit-fish; Schooling Rabbitfish; Silver Spinefoot; Streamlined Spinefoot; Amphacanthus argenteus Quoy and Gaimard, 1825

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Species Siganus argenteus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

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Species Siganus argenteus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Forktail Rabbitfish , Schooling Rabbit-fish, Schooling Rabbitfish, Silver Spinefoot, Streamlined Spinefoot

 

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Distribution

States

Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°15'S) and off Cape York (10°48'S) to Moreton Bay (26°58'S), QLD, Lihou Reef, Coral Sea, also Cocos (Keeling) Islands; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Northeast Province (18), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine, schooling.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies . Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [1007]

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [376]

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei . Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. [158]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [435]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [435]

Woodland, D.J. 1990. Revision of the fish family Siganidae with descriptions of two new species and comments on distribution and biology. Indo-Pacific Fishes 19 : 1-136 figs 1-23, 11 pls [38]

Woodland, D.J. 2001. Siganidae. pp. 3627-3650 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3632]

 

Common Name References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [224] (Silver Spinefoot)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters . Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. [251] (Schooling Rabbit-fish)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [376] (Schooling Rabbitfish)

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [435] ( Forktail Rabbitfish )

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Forktail Rabbitfish )

Woodland, D.J. 2001. Siganidae. pp. 3627-3650 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3632] (FAO) (Streamlined Spinefoot)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Siganidae  
 Genus Siganus  
  Siganus argenteus    (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Amphacanthus argenteus Amphacanthus mertensii Amphacanthus rostratus Siganas rostrata Siganus argebteys Siganus rivulatus Siganus rostratus Siganus sp. Siganus vitianus Teuthis argentea Teuthis kopsi details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin raysXIII, 10 ; anal-fin rays VII, 9 ; pectoral-fin rays 17-19. Body depth 2.6-3.0 times in standard length; snout short, 2.55-2.7 in head; caudal fin deeply forked; blue to bluish grey with numerous small yellow spots. 
Habitat: Small juveniles found on reef flats; adults usually seen off seaward reefs; more than other siganids they tend to swim away in midwater rather than take refuge in the reef; feed on a wide variety of algae. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, Lyudao, East.  
Utility: Commercial fisheries species. 
Name Code: 382612
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