blotched foxface

Scientific name Siganus unimaculatus
Descriptor Evermann & Seale
Year of description 1907
IUCN category DD
Family Siganidae
Genus Siganus
Siganus unimaculatus Siganus unimaculatus

Introduction

Siganus unimaculatus, commonly known as blotched foxface, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

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

How to recognize the blotched foxface ?

The blotched foxface measures between 18 and 20 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

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

Although the blotched foxface is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The blotched foxface is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

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
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

The blotched foxface 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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