bicolored foxface

Scientific name Siganus uspi
Descriptor Gawel & Woodland
Year of description 1974
IUCN category NT
Family Siganidae
Genus Siganus
Siganus uspi Siganus uspi


Siganus uspi, commonly known as bicolored foxface, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    24 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Average size
    24 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm

How to recognize the bicolored foxface ?

The bicolored foxface measures between 24 and 25 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and noir body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

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

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


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The bicolored 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?

Where to see this species?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 30 m
  • Flow

Biotope presentation

The bicolored foxface is most often found at a depth between 3m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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