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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Like the lionfish, the rabbitfish is a venomous fish with a voracious appetite.
Fox RJ, Bellwood DR (2008) Remote video bioassays reveal the potential feeding impact of the rabbitfish Siganus canaliculatus (f: Siganidae) on an inner shelf reef of the Great Barrier Reef.
Daily expression patterns for mRNAs of GH, PRL, SL, IGF-I and IGF-II in juvenile rabbitfish, Siganus guttatus, during 24-h light and dark cycles.
Potentially scombrotoxic tropical fish that feature in international trade include skipjack tuna, mackerel, bonitos, marlins, anchovies, sardines, barracuda, scavengerfish, rabbitfish and mahi mahi.
One example is rabbitfish which are known ethnographically to be important and still extremely popular with present day Palauans (Johannes 1981:11), but rarely found in archaeological deposits (Masse 1989: 682-704).
When Rabbitfish runs away because he thinks his ears make him different, Billy learns that physical features aren't what matters, it's what's inside that counts.
At this time even the fish seek relief from the sun, and snorkeling out to the middle of the lagoon I find the underside of a diving platform crowded with pufferfish, rabbitfish, Moorish idols, lemonpeel angelfish, and a pair of teardrop butterflyfish.
We found that it was called either a ratfish or rabbitfish.
Spotfin lionfish, palette surgeonfish, foxface rabbitfish and red firefish are sequestered in their own venomous creatures tank.
1993), seasonal juvenile fisheries for rabbitfish in Guam (Hensley and Sherwood, 1993), and limpet, or opihi fisheries in Hawaii (Smith, 1993).
Their environmental science project is "Investigation of the Niche Separation of Species of Rabbitfish at Lizard Island.