Marine Life That Can Be Seen When DIving

Streaked Spinefoot

Streaked Spinefoot
Streaked Spinefoot in a shoal of snapper.
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Streaked Spinefoot Siganus javus
Description

Siganus javus is referred to as the Streaked Spinefoot, Java Rabbitfish, Streaked Rabbitfish and more. On its dorsal, anal & pelvic fins there are venonous spines to deter predators. It is found in tropicals seas, usually no deeper than 20 metres, in the Indo-Pacific region. It often swims in shoals of up to 20 individuals.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Acanthodii
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Siganidae (Rabbitfish)
Genus: Siganus (Rabbitfish)
Species: Siganus javus
Size
Average Size: 30 centimetres

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