Scientific Name
Siganus puellus  
Siganus puellus眼帶臭肚魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Schlegel, 1852) Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 眼帶臭肚魚 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 臭肚魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F467 Siganidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 眼帶籃子魚 
Max Length 38 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 臭肚、象魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Ternate; Ambon I.; Moluccas Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Amphacanthus cyanotaenia, Amphacanthus hexacanthus, Amphacanthus ocularis, Amphacanthus puellus, Siganus hexacanthus, Siganus marmoratus, Siganus sevenlineatus, Siganus zoniceps, Teuthis puella   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Schlegel, H. 1852 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List FRIP01032.  
Common Name Spinefoot; Blu-lined spinefoot; Bluelined rabbitfish; Bluelined spinefoot; Blue-lined spinefoot; Masked spinefoot; Masked rabbitfish; Maiden spinefoot 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XIII,10 ; anal-fin rays VII,9; pectoral-fin rays15-17. Body depth 2.3-2.6 times in standard length; dorsal profile of head above upper lip straight; snout 1.95-2.2 in head; caudal fin moderately forked; yellow with wavy variously broken pale blue lines which are vertical anteriorly on body and horizontal posterior to pectoral region; ventrally on body the yellow as spots on a ground colour of pale blue to white; head yellow, white posteriorly, with a diagonal dark brown band from nape through eye to chin, the part above eye with black spots; fins yellow.
habitats Juveniles feed on filamentous algae, adults on algae, tunicates and sponges. Adults occur as pairs, generally on reefs at depths of 3–10 m. 
Distribution Western Pacific east to islands of Micronesia and west to Cocos-Keeling Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. Taiwan: South.  
Utility Commercial fisheries and aquarium species.