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Siganus puellus  (Schlegel, 1852)

Masked spinefoot
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)
Etymology: Siganus: Latin, siganus = a fish, rabbit fish; by the similarity of the nose (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 1 - 30 m (Ref. 9710), usually 2 - 30 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?; 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).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 2334); common length : 25.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9813)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 13; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 10; Espinas anales 7; Radios blandos anales: 9; Vértebra: 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.

Biología     Glosario (por ej. 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Woodland, David J. | Colaboradores

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4690)




Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; Acuario: Comercial
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