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Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782)
BLACK RABBITFISH
Black Spinefoot; Black Trevally; Blue-spotted Trevally; Dusky Rabbitfish; Fuscous Rabbitfish; Happy Moments; Mi Mi; Mottled Spinefoot; Pearl-spotted Spinefoot; Pearly-spotted Rabbitfish; Pin-spotted Spinefoot; Stinging Bream; West Australian Rabbitfish; Amphacanthus fuscescens Houttuyn, 1782; Siganus caniculatus Park, 1797; Siganus margaritiferus Valenciennes, 1835; Siganus nebulosus Quoy and Gaimard, 1825; Siganus tumifrons Valenciennes, 1835; Siganus rivulatus Forsskål, 1775; Amphacanthus maculosus Quoy and Gaimard, 1825; Amphacanthus margaritiferus Valenciennes, 1835; Amphacanthus nebulosus Quoy and Gaimard, 1825; Amphacanthus tumifrons Valenciennes, 1835; Chaetodon canaliculatus Park, 1797; Siganus consobrinus Ogilby, 1912; Centrogaster fuscescens Houttuyn, 1782

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Species Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782)

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CAAB : 37438001 Taxon concept Siganus_fuscescens last modified 2013-11-19 17:41:56.473

Species Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782)

Black Rabbitfish , Black Spinefoot, Black Trevally, Blue-spotted Trevally, Dusky Rabbitfish, Fuscous Rabbitfish, Happy Moments, Mi Mi, Mottled Spinefoot, Pearl-spotted Spinefoot, Pearly-spotted Rabbitfish, Pin-spotted Spinefoot, Stinging Bream, West Australian Rabbitfish

 

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Miscellaneous Literature Names

 

Introduction

Siganus canaliculatus (Park, 1797) has recently been treated as a junior synonym of this species (Hsu et al . 2011), however some authors still regard that species as distinct (see Allen & Erdmann 2012).

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Rottnest Island (32°00'S) and Fremantle (32°03'S), WA to Nadgee, NSW (37°26'S), also Middleton Reef and Lord Howe Island; tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Lord Howe Province (14), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Adjacent weed beds.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [222] (and as S. canaliculatus )

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

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [138] (921, and 923 as S. canaliculatus )

Hsu, T.-H., Adiputra, Y.T., Burridge, C.P. & Gwo J.-C. 2011. Two spinefoot colour morphs: mottled spinefoot Siganus fuscescens and white-spotted spinefoot Siganus canaliculatus are synonyms. Journal of Fish Biology 79 : 1350-1355

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [376] (as S. nebulosus , regarding it as a subtropical endemic)

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. [375] (as S. margaritiferus and S. nebulosus , and p 376 as S. canaliculatus )

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei . Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. [149] (as S. tumifrons, regarded S. fuscencens as restricted to Japan, and p. 151 as S. nebulosus from eastern Australia, p. 152, as S. margaritiferus and p. 154, as S. canaliculatus )

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 145–329 [270]

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. [437]

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. [437]

Taylor, W.R. 1964. Fishes of Arnhem Land. Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land 4 : 44-307 figs 1-68 [273] (as Teuthis nebulosa )

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [48] (1450, as Amphacanthus fuscescens , and 1446 as A. tumifrons , and 1452 as A. nebulosus )

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 [55] (and p. 51 as S. canaliculatus )

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. [3636] (and p. 3633 as S. canaliculatus )

 

Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1981. Australian Sea Fishes North of 30°S . Lane Cove, NSW : Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd 297 pp. [264] (Fuscous Rabbitfish)

Edgar, G.J. 2000. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters . Sydney : Reed New Holland Revised Edn, 544 pp. [499] (as as Siganus nebulosus ) ( Black Rabbitfish )

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes . Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. [448] (Black Spinefoot, Black Trevally, Blue-spotted Trevally, Happy Moments, Mi Mi, Pearl-spotted Spinefoot, Stinging Bream)

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. [374] (Pearly-spotted Rabbitfish)

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei . Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. [149] (as Siganus tumifrons ) (West Australian 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. [437] (Dusky Rabbitfish)

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia . Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [274] (Pin-spotted Spinefoot)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Black 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. [3636] (FAO) (Mottled Spinefoot)

 

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Siganidae  
 Genus Siganus  
  Siganus fuscescens    (Houttuyn, 1782) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Amphacanthus marmoratus Sigamus spinus Siganus striolatus Teuthis marmorata   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 rays XIII,10 ; anal-fin rays VII,9 ; pectoral-fin rays17.Body olive green or brown above, silvery below; fish frequently with a dark patch below origin of lateral line. Adults become mottled when frightened. Slender, pungent, venomous spines. Preopercular angle 89°-95°. Lower half to 2/3 of cheeks commonly covered with weak, scattered scales. Midline of thorax between pelvic ridges. 
Habitat: Inhabits algal and seagrass flats and shallow lagoon and coastal reefs. Forms schools. Mainly diurnal. Commonly found in large estuaries. Juveniles feed on filamentous algae, adults feed on leafy algae and seagrasses. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Korea, southern Japan, Ogasawara Islands, Taiwan, southern China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Andaman Islands, Indonesia, Philippines, Yap, Palau, Pohnpei, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Austral 
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. A commercially cultured species in Japan. 
Name Code: 382614
  
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