Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Siganidae  
 Genus Siganus  
  Siganus vermiculatus  (Valenciennes, 1835) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Amphacanthus guamensisAmphacanthus russeliiAmphacanthus scaroidesAmphacanthus striolatusAmphacanthus vermiculatusSiganus marmorataSiganus shortlandensisSiganus tetrazonusSparus spinusTeuthis striolataTeuthis tumifrons details
Citation: Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);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 rays16-17. Body moderately deep, 1.8-2.2 in standard length; dorsal ofile of head steep and straight above mouth to in front of eye, then curving slightly to a more sloping straight section for rest of head; snout 1.9-2.1 in head; caudal fin slightly forked; bluish white with a very irregular vermiculate pattern of dark yellowish brown bands on body except ventrally where spotted with brown; head with a similar pattern but less marked, the bands narrower; caudal fin with small dark brown spots. 
Habitat: Ocurs in shallow brackish areas, usually in small groups. Eggs demersal and adhesive, laid on sand bottom; the young feeds on lgae from rock, mangrove roots or seagrass. Sexual maturity attained in one year. 
Distribution: Fiji and the Caroline Island to India. Taiwan: South.  
Utility: Commercial fisheries species. 
Name Code: 382622
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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