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Siganus rivulatus  Forsskål & Niebuhr, 1775

Marbled spinefoot
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Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Klassifizierung / Names Namen | Synonyme | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)
Etymology: Siganus: Latin, siganus = a fish, rabbit fish; by the similarity of the nose (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Forsskål.

Lebensraum / Klimazone / Range Ökologie

; seewasser; brackwasser riff-verbunden; tiefenbereich 1 - 30 m (Ref. 50672).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 32°N - 36°S, 25°E - 58°E

Verbreitung Länder | FAO Gebiete | Ecosystems | Vorkommen | Point map | Einführungen | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: several localities in East Africa, and from the Red Sea to the eastern Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm 13.7  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 50671); common length : 20.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 30573)

Kurzbeschreibung Morphologie | Morphometrie

Rückenflossenstacheln (insgesamt): 13; Rückenflossenweichstrahlen (insgesamt): 10; Afterflossenstacheln 7; Afterflossenweichstrahlen: 9; Wirbelzahl: 23. Upper body gray, green or brownish, silvery below; iris iridescent silver or golden. Body color patterns extend to the fins. Spines slender, pungent and venomous. Preopercular angle 88°-96°; cheeks scaled; midline of thorax, isthmus and midline of belly without scales. Frightened fish become mottled or with 6 diagonal zones across side. Tip of broad-based flap of anterior nostril reaching at least halfway to orifice of posterior nostril.

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow waters and generally in schools of 50 to several hundred individuals; prefers protected areas. Feeds by grazing on algae.

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

Hauptreferenz Upload your references | Referenzen | Koordinator : Woodland, David J. | Partner

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 Rote Liste Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Venomous (Ref. 4537)




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