Species of Thailand

Streaked spinefoot

Siganus javus, Carolus Linnaeus, 1766

The streaked spinefoot (Siganus javus) is a species of rabbitfish. Like all rabbitfishes, it has venomous spines on the dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins. It is a herbivore, feeding mostly on algae in shallow, coastal waters, brackish lagoons, and rocky or coral reefs. It is found throughout most of the Indo-Pacific region, in groups usually consisting of around 10. It has an adult size ranging between 25 and (large males) 55 cm. It inhabits shallow waters between 2 and 20 m deep.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Siganidae
Genus
Siganus
Species
Siganus javus

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Streaked spinefoot

Range Map

Distribution map of Streaked spinefoot, Siganus javus in Thailand
  • Similan Islands
Range map of Siganus javus in Thailand