Golden Rabbitfish, Siganus guttatus Click to enlarge image
A Golden Rabbitfish at a depth of 20m, Kapalai, Sabah, 25 September 2011. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    guttatus
    Genus
    Siganus
    Family
    Siganidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    40 cm

Introduction

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.



Distribution

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



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.