Siganidae


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Siganidae

[si′gan·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A small family of herbivorous perciform fishes in the suborder Acanthuroidei having minute concealed scales embedded in the skin and strong, sharp fin spines.
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Woodland D.J., Revision of the fish family Siganidae with descriptions of two new species and comments on distribution and biology.
Line Spear Prey families Number % Number % Total Pomacentridae 2 9.5 45 27.3 47 Labridae 11 4.8 36 21.8 37 Clupeidae 11 52.5 20 12.1 31 Caesionidae 1 4.8 11 6.6 12 Synodontidae 2 9.5 8 4.8 10 Scaridae 8 4.8 8 Blenniidae 7 4.2 7 Acanthuridae 1 4.8 5 3.0 6 Apogonidae 6 3.6 6 Serranidae 1 4.8 4 2.4 5 Engraulidae 3 1.8 3 Fistulariidae 2 9.5 1 0.6 3 Gobiidae 2 1.2 2 Balistidae 1 0.6 1 Creedidae 1 0.6 1 Lutjanidae 1 0.6 1 Monacanthidae 1 0.6 1 Nemipteridae 1 0.6 1 Platycephalidae 1 0.6 1 Plesiopidae 1 0.6 1 Scorpaenidae 1 0.6 1 Siganidae 1 0.6 1 Total 21 165 186 No.
Volume 8 (Fowler and Bean, 1929) treated the Caproidae, Scorpidae, Monodactylidae, Platacidae, Ephippidae, Toxotidae, Scatophagidae, Chaetodontidae, Acanthuridae, and Siganidae. Volume 10 (Fowler and Bean, 1930; volume 9 was not on fishes) covered the Amiidae (= Apogonidae), Chandidae, Duleidae (= Kuhliidae), and Serranidae.
The primary families include: Acanthuridae, Carangidae, Gerreidae, Holocentridae, Kyphosidae, Labridae, Lethrinidae, Lutjanidae, Mugilidae, Mullidae, Scaridae, and Siganidae. The top ten species caught in the inshore fishery, not including seasonal juveniles, are Naso unicornis, Caranx melampygus, Siganus spinus, Mulloides flavolineatus, Lethrinus harak, Valamugil engeli, Kyphosus cinerascens, K.