Animal Species:Golden Rabbitfish, Siganus guttatus (Bloch, 1787)

The Golden Rabbitfish can be recognised by the yellow spots on the sides of the body and the large yellow blotch dorsally in front of the caudal peduncle.

Standard Common Name

Golden Rabbitfish

Alternative Name/s

Gold-saddle Rabbitfish, Goldlined spinefoot, Orange-spotted spinefoot

Size range

40 cm

Distribution

It occurs in the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific Oceans, but is currently not known from Australian waters.

Classification

Species:
guttatus
Genus:
Siganus
Family:
Siganidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Kuiter, R.H. 2010. Labridae Fishes: Wrasses. Aquatic Photographics. Pp. 398.
  2. Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. Coral Graphics. Pp. 330.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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