golden rabbitfish

Scientific name Siganus guttatus
Descriptor Bloch
Year of description 1787
IUCN category LC
Family Siganidae
Genus Siganus
Siganus guttatus Siganus guttatus


Siganus guttatus, commonly known as golden rabbitfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    42 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    42 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Pattern

How to recognize the golden rabbitfish ?

The golden rabbitfish measures between 25 and 42 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, blanc and gris body. The also has jaune tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The golden rabbitfish is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is herbivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The golden rabbitfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 25 m

Biotope presentation

The golden rabbitfish is most often found at a depth between 0m and 25m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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