Scribbled Rabbitfish, Siganus spinus (Linnaeus 1758)


Other Names: Blunt-nosed Spinefoot, Little Spinefoot, Scribbled Rabbit-fish, Spiny Rabbitfish, Spiny Spinefoot

A Scribbled Rabbitfish, Siganus spinus, at Manado, Minahasa, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A small rabbitfish with a labyrinth-like pattern of narrow brown markings, mottled fins, and often 4-5 irregular pale bars on the caudal peduncle.

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Dianne J. Bray, Siganus spinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1886

Scribbled Rabbitfish, Siganus spinus (Linnaeus 1758)

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Distribution

Carnarvon to Exmouth Gulf, WA, and from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait, to Moreton Bay, QLD, also in the Coral Sea. Occurs elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.

Features

Dorsalfin XIII, 10; Anal fin VII, 9; Pectoral fin 16-18; Scale rows above the lateral line 14-18; Vertebrae 13. 

Species Citation

Sparus spinus Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae 1: 281. Type locality: Java, Indonesia.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Scribbled Rabbitfish, Siganus spinus (Linnaeus 1758)

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei. Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp.

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna tria Naturae, secundem Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentis, Synonymis, Locis. Tom.1 Editio decima, reformata. Holmiae : Laurentii Salvii 824 pp.

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls.

Oxley, W.G., Ayling, A.M., Cheal, A.J. & Thompson, A.A. 2003. Marine surveys undertaken in the Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve, March-April 2003. Townsville : Australian Institute of Marine Science 59 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

Woodland, D.J. 1990. Revision of the fish family Siganidae with descriptions of two new species and comments on distribution and biology. Indo-Pacific Fishes 19: 1-136 figs 1-23, 11 pls

Woodland, D.J. 2001. Siganidae. pp. 3627-3650 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37438013

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:0-6 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:24 cm TL

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