Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Siganidae  
 Genus Siganus  
  Siganus fuscescens  (Houttuyn, 1782) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Amphacanthus marmoratusSigamus spinusSiganus striolatusTeuthis marmorata  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 rays17.Body olive green or brown above, silvery below; fish frequently with a dark patch below origin of lateral line. Adults become mottled when frightened. Slender, pungent, venomous spines. Preopercular angle 89°-95°. Lower half to 2/3 of cheeks commonly covered with weak, scattered scales. Midline of thorax between pelvic ridges. 
Habitat: Inhabits algal and seagrass flats and shallow lagoon and coastal reefs. Forms schools. Mainly diurnal. Commonly found in large estuaries. Juveniles feed on filamentous algae, adults feed on leafy algae and seagrasses. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Korea, southern Japan, Ogasawara Islands, Taiwan, southern China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Andaman Islands, Indonesia, Philippines, Yap, Palau, Pohnpei, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Austral 
Utility: Commercial fishery and aquarium species. A commercially cultured species in Japan. 
Name Code: 382614
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