magnificent rabbitfish

Scientific name Siganus magnificus
Descriptor Burgess
Year of description 1977
IUCN category LC
Family Siganidae
Genus Siganus
Siganus magnificus Siganus magnificus


Siganus magnificus, commonly known as magnificent rabbitfish, is a salt water fish from the South East Asian Seas.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    24 cm
  • Longevity
    12 year
  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    24 cm
  • Longevity
    12 year

How to recognize the magnificent rabbitfish ?

The magnificent rabbitfish measures between 18 and 24 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly jaune, noir, blanc and gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The magnificent rabbitfish is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

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


  • Reproduction

The magnificent rabbitfish is a fish ovipare.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    2 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The magnificent rabbitfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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