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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Siganidae  
 Genus Siganus  
  Siganus spinus  (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Amphacanthus albopunctatusAmphacanthus aurantiacusAmphacanthus concavocephalusAmphacanthus fuscescensAmphacanthus gymnopareiusAmphacanthus kopsiiAmphacanthus maculosusAmphacanthus margaritiferusAmphacanthus nebulosusAmphacanthus oraminAmphacanthus ovatus 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 rays16-18. Body moderately elongate, the depth 2.5-2.8 in standard ength; snout short, 2.5-2.7 in head, its dorsal profile very convex; caudal fin of adults truncate; whitish with a labyrinth of narrow brown bands over head and body ; fins translucent, mottled with dark brown. 
Habitat: Usually encountered in small groups in shallow outer-reef areas where they graze on algae;  
Distribution: French Polynesia to Andaman. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East, West. 
Utility: Commercial fisheries species. 
Name Code: 382620
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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