Scientific Name
Siganus javus  
Siganus javus爪哇臭肚魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1766) Depth 2 - 20M
Chinese 爪哇臭肚魚 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 臭肚魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F467 Siganidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 爪哇籃子魚 
Max Length 53 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 臭肚、象魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Java, Indonesia 
Synonyms Amphacanthus Javanus, Amphacanthus javus, Siganus java, Sparus spinus, Teuthis brevirostris, Teuthis javus, Theutis java   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List NMMBP06528.  
Common Name Spinefoot; Streaky spinefoot; Streaked spinefoot; Streaked-spine foot; Bluespotted spinefoot; Java rabbitfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XIII,10 ; anal-fin rays VII,9 ; pectoral-fin rays 18. Body bronze above, white on belly and thorax; iris light brown; pectoral fins hyaline, pelvic fins white. Slender and pungent dorsal spines; anal spines stout. Preopercular angle 78°-92 °. Strong scales cover cheeks. Midline of thorax scaled but not pelvic ridges. Broad-based triangular flap of anterior nostril reaching half way to posterior nostril in juveniles, reducing to a small crescent with age.
habitats Occurs in small schools of up to 10 individuals or so, in shallow coastal waters, brackish lagoons and rocky or coral reefs. Feeds on algae attached to the substrate and on floating algal fragments. Found resting in midwater at depths of 2 to 6 m when not 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Andaman Islands, Thailand, Viet-Nam, southern China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, New Guinea, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Taiwan: South, Lanyu, Lyudao, East.  
Utility Commercial fisheries and aquarium species.