brown-spotted rabbitfish

Scientific name Siganus stellatus
Descriptor Forsskål
Year of description 1775
IUCN category LC
Family Siganidae
Genus Siganus
Siganus stellatus Siganus stellatus

Introduction

Siganus stellatus, commonly known as brown-spotted rabbitfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the brown-spotted rabbitfish ?

The brown-spotted rabbitfish measures between 35 and 40 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and marron body. The also has marron ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    herbivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or in a group
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The brown-spotted rabbitfish is a fish living as a couple or in a group naturally found near the bottom. This species is herbivorous .

Although the brown-spotted rabbitfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The brown-spotted rabbitfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
    Yes
  • Sting
    Yes

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The brown-spotted rabbitfish is most often found at a depth between 1m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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