Common name of Siganus argenteus
Common name Tafi mtunga
Language Swahili
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country Kenya
Locality Mombasa and Mtwapa area
Ref. Glaesel, H., 1997
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks 'Tafi' is a global name given to the rabbitfish group. The forktail rabbitfish, and most of its group, are caught with accepted traditional fishing gears such as basket traps, gill nets and handlines. In the late 1990s, it makes up most of the artisanal fisher's catch. A few decades ago, when fish catch was more abundant, this group was less desired as a food fish.
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
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