Scientific Name
Siganus guttatus  
Siganus guttatus星斑臭肚魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1787) Depth 0 - 6M
Chinese 星斑臭肚魚 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 臭肚魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F467 Siganidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 星斑籃子魚 
Max Length 42 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 點籃子魚、臭肚、象魚、金點臭肚仔、密點臭肚、貓尾仔、油鴨仔、變身苦(臺東)、象耳(澎湖)、臭肚仔(澎湖)、番羊矮仔(澎湖)、番盧矮仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、
Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Amphacanthus concatenatus, Amphacanthus firmamentum, Amphacanthus guttatus, Chaetodon guttatus, Siganus concatenatus, Siganus concatinatus, Siganus corallinus, Siganus hexagonata, Siganus lineatus, Siganus sp., Siganus stellatus, Teuthis concatenata, Teuthis guttata ...all 14..  
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 ASIZP0054642. ASIZP0057653. ASIZP0058832. ASIZP0061737. ASIZP0064779. ASIZP0064846. ASIZP0064854. ASIZP0064901. ASIZP0073954. ASIZP0800189. ASIZP0800190. ASIZP0800191. ASIZP0800314. ASIZP0900117. ASIZP0910189. ASIZP0910190. ASIZP0910191. FRIP01036. FRIP01333. FRIP21042. FRIP21403. FRIP21564. NMMBP02112. NMMBP06365. NMMSTP00648. NMNSF00390. NMNSF00826. NTMP1147. NTUM04147. NTUM08093.  
Common Name Orange-spotted spinefoot; Spinefoot; Yellow-blotch spinefoot; Star siganus; Deepbody spinefoot; Golden rabbitfish; Golden rabbit fish; Goldlined spinefoot 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XIII,10 ; anal-fin rays VII,9 ; pectoral-fin rays15-16.Dusky blue dorsally, silvery below; a bright yellow spot adjacent to last few rays of dorsal fin; head with lines and spots. Preopercular angle 91°-102°; strong scales fully cover the cheeks; midline of thorax scaled, not the pelvic ridges. Anterior nostril with extremely low rim, slightly expanded posteriorly. Spines stout, pungent, venomous.
habitats Inhabits turbid inshore reefs among mangroves; tolerates or even prefers low salinities. Fry settles in seagrass beds around river mouths and adult enters and leaves rivers with the tide, but also found on the drop-offs of inshore fringing reefs down to 6 
Distribution Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Andaman Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Viet-Nam, Ryukyus, southern and eastern China, Taiwan, South China Sea, Philippines, and Palau. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Lanyu, North, West.  
Utility Commercial fisheries, aquaculture and aquarium species.