Taxon profile


Doctor Fish
Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Siganidae - rabbitfishes »  genus Siganus

Scientific synonyms

Amphacanthus albopunctatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Amphacanthus aurantiacus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Amphacanthus concavocephalus (Paradice, 1927)
Amphacanthus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782)
Amphacanthus gymnopareius Richardson, 1843
Amphacanthus kopsii Bleeker, 1851
Amphacanthus maculosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Amphacanthus nebulosus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Amphacanthus oramin (non Schneider, 1801)
Amphacanthus ovatus Marion de Procé, 1822

Other names

= Black Spinefoot
= Dusky Rabbitfish
= Dusky Spinefoot
= Fuscescens Rabbitfish
= Fuscous Spinefoot
= Mottled Spinefoot
= Pinspotted Spinefoot


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Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/25123]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [4616]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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