English : Vermiculated spinefoot
French : Poisson-lapin vermiculé
Class : Teleostei
Order : Acanthuriformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Siganidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Silvery-grey to white. Whole body covered with an intricate network of brown-black lines forming labyrinth-like pattern. Belly much clearer and nearly patternless. Spotted tail with black edge.
Range and habitat
Indo-Pacific area, from India and Sri Lanka to at least Fiji and Marshall Islands. Found in coastal reef areas, also around mangroves when young.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range that has yet to be fully understood. It is rarely caught for the trade but its habitat is locally impacted by pollution, human activities and climate change.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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