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Black Rabbitfish

Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782)

Total length to 41 cm, common to 25 cm. The colouration is highly variable, but usually includes numerous small pale spots over the head and body. The mouth is small and the scales minute. The single dorsal fin is preceded by a short, partially embedded, forward pointing spine and has 13 spines and 10 rays. The anal fin has 7 spines and 9 rays, and the pelvic fins have two spines that surround the three inner rays.

Photo: Ian Banks

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