goldspotted spinefoot

Scientific name Siganus punctatus
Descriptor Schneider & Forster
Year of description 1801
IUCN category LC
Family Siganidae
Genus Siganus
Siganus punctatus Siganus punctatus


Siganus punctatus, commonly known as goldspotted spinefoot, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Pattern

How to recognize the goldspotted spinefoot ?

The goldspotted spinefoot measures between 30 and 40 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly orange and gris body. The also has orange tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The goldspotted spinefoot is a fish living as a couple naturally found near the bottom. This species is herbivorous .

Although the goldspotted spinefoot is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The goldspotted spinefoot is a fish ovipare.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
  • Sting

Where to find it?

Where to see this species?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The goldspotted spinefoot is most often found at a depth between 1m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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