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Siganus niger Black foxface, Black Foxface Rabbitfish

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lexID:
10971 
AphiaID:
273918 
Scientific:
Siganus niger 
German:
Schwarzer Kaninchenfisch 
English:
Black Foxface, Black Foxface Rabbitfish 
Category:
Rabbitfishes/Foxfaces 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Siganidae (Family) > Siganus (Genus) > niger (Species) 
Initial determination:
Woodland, 1990 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, Tonga 
Sea depth:
2 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 8.66" (22 cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-08-14 11:40:23 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Siganus niger has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Siganus niger in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Siganus niger. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Husbandry

Woodland, 1990


Very special thanks for the first photo of Black Foxface Rabbitfish to Cynthia A. DeLillo from Quality Marine, LOs Angeles, USA!!

The Black Foxface is another fish endemic to Tonga and is common only in the northernmost island group, Vavau. Because of the remote nature of this island these fish are even less commonly seen in the hobby, even though it is generally found in less than 45 feet of water or so. Juveniles of the species are usually found in schools; subadults are generally single and adults are either single or in pairs.

They are predominantly a grazing fish and attain a maximum size of 9". This somewhat larger max size means that this fish is much more commonly harvested as a food item than an aquarium inhabitant.

Caution:
This is a "venomous" fish, where the venom is in its dorsal spines. The venom is very mild, but care should still be taken while handling.
Source: Quality Marine

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Acanthuroidei (Suborder) > Siganidae (Family) > Siganus (Genus) > Siganus niger (Species)

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