Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Siganidae  
 Genus Siganus  
  Siganus canaliculatus  (Park, 1797) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Amphacanthus dorsalisAmphacanthus guttatus oraminChaetodon canaliculatusSiganus albopunctatusSiganus oraminTeuthis dorsalisTeuthis margaritiferaTeuthis nebulosaTeuthis oraminTeuthis siganusTheutis dorsalis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Dorsal-fin rays XIII,10 ; anal-fin rays VII,9 ; pectoral-fin rays15-18. Body depth 2.4-2.8 times in standard length; snout somewhat convex, 3.0-3.6 in head; caudal fin slightly forked; greenish to yellowish brown, shading to whitish ventrally, with small bluish white spots, the diameter of which is about equal to or slightly greater than space between adjacent spots; a dark blotch nearly as large as eye frequently present just behind upper end of gill opening. 
Habitat: Juveniles form schools on algal and seagrass flats, feeding mainly on filamentous algae. Subadults and adults also school, move with rising tide into the shallows to feed on benethic plants. 
Distribution: Western Pacific. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, North, West.  
Utility: Commercial fisheries species. 
Name Code: 382613
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