Siganus fuscescens

Scientific name Siganus fuscescens
Descriptor Houttuyn
Year of description 1782
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Siganidae
Genus Siganus
Siganus fuscescens Siganus fuscescens


Siganus fuscescens is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern

How to recognize Siganus fuscescens ?

Siganus fuscescens measures between 25 and 40 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, marron and blanc body. The also has blanc tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Siganus fuscescens is a fish living in shoals naturally found near the bottom. This species is herbivorous .

Although Siganus fuscescens is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

Siganus fuscescens is a fish ovipare.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
  • Sting

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

Siganus fuscescens is most often found at a depth between 1m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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