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Siganus puellus (Schlegel, 1852)
MASKED RABBITFISH
Blue-lined Rabbitfish; Blue-lined Spinefoot; Bluelined Rabbitfish; Masked Rabbit-fish; Masked Spinefoot; Amphacanthus hexacanthus Barton, 1950; Siganus hexacanthus Barton, 1950; Amphacanthus puellus Schlegel, 1852

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Siganus puellus, Masked spinefoot : fisheries, aquarium
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Siganus puellus ( Schlegel , 1852 )

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Acanthuriformes (Surgeonfishes) > Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)
Etymology: Siganus: Latin, siganus = a fish, rabbit fish; by the similarity of the nose (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on author: Schlegel .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 9710 ), usually 2 - 30 m (Ref. 27115 ). Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115 ); 32°N - 25°S, 97°E - 174°W

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Indo-West Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Islands and the South China Sea to the Gilbert Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia (Ref. 37816 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334 ); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9813 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines : 7; Anal soft rays : 9; Vertebrae : 13. Body yellow-orange above to silvery white below; a prominent blackish bar on head, spotted; iris blackish; opercular area silver; dorsal and anal fin spines and rays yellow, spines with white streak. Spines stout and venomous. Preopercular angle 101°-111°. Cheeks fully covered with strong scales. Midline of thorax scaled; scaled pelvic ridges may interrupt scale row pattern. Low rim of anterior nostril expanded posteriorly into a short, broad triangular flap.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow, coral-rich areas of clear lagoons and seaward reefs. Individuals up to 7 cm SL forms large schools in shallows, lagoons and outer reef flats, particularly in areas dominated by luxurious growths of Acropora . Adults occur in pairs. Juveniles feed on filamentous algae, adults on algae, tunicates, and sponges (Ref. 9813 , 48637 ). Can inflict painful stings (Ref. 4690 ).

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Woodland, D.J. , 1990. Revision of the fish family Siganidae with descriptions of two new species and comments on distribution and biology. Indo-Pac. Fish. (19):136 p. (Ref. 1419 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 12 March 2015

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4690 )





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Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201 ): 24.7 - 29, mean 27.7 °C (based on 722 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00706 - 0.02143), b=2.98 (2.83 - 3.13), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.0   ±0.00 se; based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100). Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   High . Nutrients (Ref. 124155 ):  Calcium = 34.8 [16.6, 77.5] mg/100g; Iron = 0.646 [0.310, 1.327] mg/100g; Protein = 19.3 [18.0, 20.7] %; Omega3 = 0.144 [0.081, 0.258] g/100g; Selenium = 20 [9, 45] μg/100g; VitaminA = 52.5 [21.1, 132.1] μg/100g; Zinc = 1.23 [0.51, 2.40] mg/100g (wet weight);

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