Scientific Name
Siganus fuscescens  
Siganus fuscescens褐臭肚魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Houttuyn, 1782) Depth 1 - 50M
Chinese 褐臭肚魚 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 臭肚魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F467 Siganidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 褐籃子魚 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 臭肚、象魚、樹魚、羊鍋、疏網、茄冬仔、象耳(澎湖)、臭肚仔(澎湖)、羊矮仔(澎湖)、盧矮仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Amphacanthus albopunctatus, Amphacanthus aurantiacus, Amphacanthus concavocephalus, Amphacanthus fuscescens, Amphacanthus gymnopareius, Amphacanthus kopsii, Amphacanthus maculosus, Amphacanthus margaritiferus, Amphacanthus nebulosus, Amphacanthus oramin, Amphacanthus ovatus, Amphacanthus siganus, Amphacanthus tumifrons ...all 36..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  May, R.C., D. Popper etc. 1974 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058652. ASIZP0058751. ASIZP0059879. ASIZP0061833. ASIZP0062733. ASIZP0062754. ASIZP0064659. ASIZP0064761. ASIZP0064818. ASIZP0064848. ASIZP0064924. ASIZP0064926. ASIZP0064941. ASIZP0072319. ASIZP0072320. ASIZP0072321. ASIZP0072322. ASIZP0072323. ASIZP0072324. ASIZP0074860. ASIZP0076233. ASIZP0080474. ASIZP0700221. ASIZP0800206. ASIZP0800217. ASIZP0800218. ASIZP0800219. ASIZP0800252. ASIZP0800470. ASIZP0800471. ASIZP0900217. ASIZP0910206. ASIZP0910217. ASIZP0910218. ASIZP0910219. ASIZP0910252. ASIZP0910470. ...List all 84 records... 
Barcode2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-15,張家豪,CO1,100%
Common Name Rabbitfish; Pinspotted spinefoot; Sandy spinefoot; Spinefoot; Doctor fish; Dusky rabbitfish; Dusky spinefoot; Fuscous spinefoot; Mottled spinefoot; Fuscescens rabbitfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XIII,10 ; anal-fin rays VII,9 ; pectoral-fin rays17.Body olive green or brown above, silvery below; fish frequently with a dark patch below origin of lateral line. Adults become mottled when frightened. Slender, pungent, venomous spines. Preopercular angle 89°-95°. Lower half to 2/3 of cheeks commonly covered with weak, scattered scales. Midline of thorax between pelvic ridges.
habitats Inhabits algal and seagrass flats and shallow lagoon and coastal reefs. Forms schools. Mainly diurnal. Commonly found in large estuaries. Juveniles feed on filamentous algae, adults feed on leafy algae and seagrasses. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Korea, southern Japan, Ogasawara Islands, Taiwan, southern China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Andaman Islands, Indonesia, Philippines, Yap, Palau, Pohnpei, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Austral 
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species. A commercially cultured species in Japan.