Foxface

Characteristics

  • Occurs singly, in pairs or in groups.
  • Feeds on algae.

Description

  • Body yellow and without black blotch.
  • Head white.
  • Snout protruded.
  • A diagonal black bar begins from nape, crosses through eye and ends at snout.
  • A second diagonal black bar extends in front of pelvic fin base and ends slightly above pectoral fin base which is in the white part of body. The second diagonal black bar of the similar looking Blotched foxface ends around eye level which usually reaches yellow part of body.

Common Name: Foxface

Family Common Name: Rabbitfishes

Family: Siganidae

Scientific Name: Siganus vulpinus___(Schlegel & Müller, 1845)

Genus: Siganus

Maximum Length: 25 cm (Standard Length)