Siganus stellatus, Brown-spotted spinefoot : fisheries, aquarium

Siganus stellatus (Forsskål 1775)

Brown-spotted spinefoot
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> Acanthuriformes (Surgeonfishes) > Siganidae (Rabbitfishes)
Etymology: Siganus: Latin, siganus = a fish, rabbit fish; by the similarity of the nose (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Forsskål.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologie

; marien rifbewoner; diepteverspreiding 1 - ? m (Ref. 9710), usually 5 - 30 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115); 30°N - 35°S

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Indian Ocean: Red Sea and East Africa to the Andaman Sea.

Size / Gewicht / Leeftijd

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 4407); common length : 35.0 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 9813)

Korte beschrijving Morfologie | Morfometrie

Dorsale stekels (totaal): 13; Dorsale zachte stralen (totaal): 10; Anale stekels 7; Anale zachte stralen: 9; Wervels: 13. Indian Ocean subspecies. S. s. laqueus greyish green with head and body covered with chocolate brown spots; in S. s. stellatus, background color is yellowish. Trailing edges of soft parts of dorsal and anal fins, perimeter of caudal fin and a saddle over the caudal peduncle are markedly paler than the rest. Silvery iris, tinted brown or green, with 10 equally spaced spots. Spines stout; pungent only in juveniles. Preopercular angle 92°-103°. Strong scales cover the cheeks. Usually midline of thorax fully scaled, but pelvic ridges sometimes without scales.

Biologie     Verklarende woordenlijst (b.v. epibenthic)

Common in coral reefs; juveniles enter weedy estuaries (Ref. 4407). Juveniles and subadults form schools, adults in pairs. Adults feed on benthic seaweeds (Ref. 9813). Anterolateral glandular grooves with venom gland (Ref. 57406).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geslachtsrijpheid | Voortplanting | Kuitschieten | Eieren | Fecundity | Larven

Voornaamste referentie Upload your references | Referenties | Coördinator : Woodland, David J. | Medewerkers

Woodland, D.J., 1990. Revision of the fish family Siganidae with descriptions of two new species and comments on distribution and biology. Indo-Pac. Fish. (19):136 p. (Ref. 1419)

Status op de Rode Lijst van het IUCN (Ref. 123251)

  Niet bedreigd (LC) ; Date assessed: 19 July 2017

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Gevaarlijk voor mensen

  Venomous (Ref. 4537)





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.3 - 29.1, mean 28.1 °C (based on 1240 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00903 - 0.03194), b=2.98 (2.82 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.30 se; based on food items.
Weerstandsvermogen (Ref. 120179):  Hoog, minimale populatieverdubbelingstijd minder dan 15 maanden (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Kwetsbaarheid (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Prijsklasse (Ref. 80766):   High.