Species Factsheet

Siganus rivulatus


Complete name: Siganus rivulatus Forsskål, 1775
Taxonomy: Osteichthyes » Chordata » Actinopterygii » Perciformes » Siganidae » Siganus rivulatus
Authors: Bella S. Galil
Last updated: November 5th, 2006

Common Names

Marbled spinefoot, rabbitfish.


Amphacanthus rivulata (Forsskål, 1775)
Amphacanthus sigan Klunzinger, 1871
Amphacanthus siganus (Forsskål, 1775)
Scarus rivulatus (Forsskål, 1775)
Scarus siganus Forsskål, 1775
Siganus nebulosa (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Siganus nebulosus (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Siganus rivulatus Forsskål, 1775
Siganus siganus (Forsskål, 1775)
Siganus spinus (non LInnaeus, 1758)
Teuthis rivulata (Forsskål, 1775)
Teuthis rivulatus (Forsskål, 1775)
Teuthis sigan (Klunzinger, 1871)
Teuthis sigana (Forsskål, 1775)
Teuthis siganus (Forsskål, 1775)

Short Description

A demersal, gregarious, herbivorous fish commonly 5-25 cm long (max. 27 cm). The oval body, laterally compressed, has a grey-green to brown back, a light-brown to yellow abdomen and fine yellow lines on each side. It has a small first dorsal spine directed forward and usually covered with skin. The caudal fin is forked. It has small embedded scales.