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Siganus randalli  Woodland, 1990

Variegated spinefoot
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)
Etymology: Siganus: Latin, siganus = a fish, rabbit fish; by the similarity of the nose (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 15 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical, preferred ?; 15°N - 15°S, 135°E - 159°W

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Pacific: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Guam.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.5 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 107958); common length : 25.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9813); Peso massimo pubblicato: 824.00 g (Ref. 107958)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 13; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 10; Spine anali 7; Raggi anali molli: 9; Vertebre: 23. Body is bronze, with bluish spots on the head and anterior portion of the body. These spots join in the posterior portion to form vermiculating patterns. Preopercular angle 98°-102°; strong scales covering cheeks with 9-11 rows deep below center of orbit; midline of thorax scaled, pelvic ridges without scales. Low rim of anterior nostril bearing a minute, pointed peak posteriorly. The spines are stout, blunt and venomous. S. randalli is similar to S. vermiculatus but is spotted on the head and front of the back (Ref. 37816).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit coral reef areas with sand and coral rubble, down to at least 15 m. Juveniles found in mangroves (Ref. 9710). Adults occur in schools of 10 to 20 or more and feed on algae growing on compacted pavement areas (Ref. 9813).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Woodland, David J. | Collaboratori

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




Human uses

Pesca: pesca di sussistenza; Acquacoltura: sperimentale
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