Scientific Name
Siganus punctatissimus  
Siganus punctatissimus暗體臭肚魚
by: Kwang-Tsao Shao
Author Fowler & Bean, 1929 Depth 3 - 30M
Chinese 暗體臭肚魚 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 臭肚魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F467 Siganidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑身籃子魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 臭肚、象魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Masinloc Bay, Zambales, Philippines 
Synonyms Siganus punctattissimus, Siganus sp., Siganus sutor, Teuthis sutor   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Fowler, H.W. etc. 1929 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Peppered spinefoot; Peppered rabbitfish; Spinefoot; Finespotted rabbitfish; Fine-spotted rabbitfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XIII,10 ; anal-fin rays VII,9; pectoral-fin rays16.Head and body dark chocolate brown with purplish hue; iris pale rose-brown, white spotted. Spines stout, pungent, venomous. Preopercular angle 93°-109°. Cheeks completely scaled. Midline of thorax scaled; a row of scales absent along pelvic ridges. Anterior nostril with low rim; expanded posteriorly into a broad flap, reaching halfway to posterior nostril.
habitats Inhabits lagoon and channel reefs. Usually seen in pairs. Feed on benthic seaweeds. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Southern Ryukyu Islands, Palau, Philippines, northern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, northern Queensland and reefs off northwestern Western Australia. 
Utility Minor commercial fisheries species.