Siganus vulpinus (Schlegel & Müller 1845)

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 298-299

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4588.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1577035E-812D-FE8D-EDFC-C9631A840E84

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scientific name

Siganus vulpinus (Schlegel & Müller 1845)
status

 

Siganus vulpinus (Schlegel & Müller 1845)  —Foxface rabbitfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on photograph taken on 1 June 2013 during ACIAR Aquarium survey in Kavieng District (see Teitelbaum et al. 2013: 15); a specimen photographed at St. KVG 11 by Serge Andréfouët on 16 Aug. 2014; a video of a specimen taken off southern New Hanover at 3–47 m depth, St. KR 106, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Indonesia east to Caroline Islands and Vanuatu, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Found in coral-rich areas, among staghorn corals in lagoons and seaward coral reefs, 1–30 m depth. Marine.