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Siganus niger  Woodland, 1990

Black foxface
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)
Etymology: Siganus: Latin, siganus = a fish, rabbit fish; by the similarity of the nose (Ref. 45335).

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; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 2 - 15 m (Ref. 9813).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to Tonga, common only in the northernmost island group, Vavau.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 9813)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 13; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 10; Taggstrålar i analfenan 7; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 9; Ryggkotor: 23. Fish looks black apart from the bright yellow pectoral fins; `vertical' margin of soft portion of dorsal fin and trailing edge of caudal fin orange. Preopercular angle 110°-111°; strong overlapping scales cover cheeks; 8-12 rows deep below center of orbit. Fully scaled midline of thorax. A very short tube, slightly taller posteriorly supports the anterior nostril opening. Caudal fin slightly incised.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Prefers areas of staghorn or fire corals, or around rubble mounds composed of plate and staghorn corals. Subadults and adults in pairs, juveniles probably form schools. Feeds on seaweeds. Marketed fresh (Ref. 9813).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Woodland, David J. | Medarbetare

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




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Fiskeri: kommersiell
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