(Gawel & Woodland, 1974)
English : Bicolored foxface
French : Poisson-renard à deux couleurs
Class : Teleostei
Order : Acanthuriformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Siganidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a length of 24 cm. Venomous spines on dorsal fin. Concave forehead and long snout. Head and first half of the body dark brown to black with broad white area behind face. Yellow pectoral fins. Back of body bright yellow.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the western Pacific Ocean and seems to be endemic to Fiji, occasionally being swept by currents to New Caledonia. Lives in reef edges and drop-offs, amongst stony corals, down to 30 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a very small and highly fragmented range. It isn’t naturally common and may be declining because of important coral reef destruction.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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