Image: Black Rabbitfish, Siganus fuscescens
A 27 cm long Black Rabbitfish caught on hook and line using weed bait, at a depth of 6 m, Coffs Harbour Marina, New South Wales, 22 September 2010.
- Justin McKenzie
- © Justin McKenzie
- Common name:
- Black Rabbitfish
- Scientific name:
- Siganus fuscescens
In Australia, the official standard name for the species is Black Rabbitfish. It has been called many common names including Black Spinefoot, Black Trevally, Blue-spotted Trevally, Dusky Rabbitfish, Fuscous Rabbitfish, Happy Moments, Mi Mi, Mottled Spinefoot, Pearl-spotted Spinefoot, Pearly-spotted Rabbitfish, Pin-spotted Spinefoot, Stinging Bream and West Australian Rabbitfish.
In Australia, the species occurs from south-western Western Australia, all the way around the tropical north of the country and south on the east coast to southern New South Wales.
Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.