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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Siganidae Rabbitfishes

Genus: Siganus

(See list of species below)



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28 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Siganus canaliculatus (Park, 1797)

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Kuiter, R.H.

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

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

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

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

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Siganus guttatus
[Goldlined spinefoot]

Photo by Field, R.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Siganus labyrinthodes
[Labyrinth spinefoot]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Siganus niger
[Black foxface]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Cook, D.C.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Greenfield, J.

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

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

Photo by Woodland, D.J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Siganus randalli Woodland, 1990

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

Photo by Field, R.

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

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

Photo by Townsend, D.

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

Photo by Townsend, D.
 
Siganus spinus
[Little spinefoot]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Atlantic and Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Siganus sutor (Valenciennes, 1835)

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by Marsden, A.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Siganus vermiculatus
[Vermiculated spinefoot]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Borsa, P.

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

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



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