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Siganus punctatus  (Schneider & Forster, 1801)

Goldspotted spinefoot
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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).

Lebensraum / Klimazone / Range Ökologie

; seewasser riff-verbunden; tiefenbereich 1 - 40 m (Ref. 1602).   Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 25°S, 92°E - 160°W

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Western Pacific: fringe of the eastern sector of the Indian Ocean, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Gulf of Thailand, South China Sea, Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Mariana Islands, Palau (Belau), Caroline Islands, Kapingamarangi Islands, Nauru and Niue. The species is replaced by its sibling, Siganus stellatus, in the Andaman Sea and regions which are located further west.

Length at first maturity / Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?, range 24 - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 9710); common length : 30.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 9813)

Kurzbeschreibung Morphologie | Morphometrie

Rückenflossenstacheln (insgesamt): 13; Rückenflossenweichstrahlen (insgesamt): 10; Afterflossenstacheln 7; Afterflossenweichstrahlen: 9; Wirbelzahl: 13. Color pattern changes with age; iris silver with 8-10 orange spots. Juveniles with a deep brown patch straddling the lateral line; the spot becoming obscured with increase in size. Stout, venomous spines not so pungent. Preopercular angle 87°-105°. Strong scales fully cover the cheeks. Midline of thorax scaled but not pelvic ridges.

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

Occurs in clear lagoons and seaward reefs. Juveniles live in schools of up to about 50 fish with pairing commencing as small as 15 cm, but fish may still be schooling at 22 cm SL; older fish live in pairs. Feeds on benthic algae (Ref. 9813). Adults on deep coastal reefs, juveniles in shallow estuaries (Ref. 48637).

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

Spawn in pairs. Spawning occurs around either new or full moons or both (Ref. 37816).

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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