Foxface Rabbitfish


The Foxface Rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinus) is a tropical marine (saltwater) reef fish in the Siganidae family. It is also known as the Black-Face Rabbitfish or Common Foxface.

The Foxface Rabbitfish has a compressed vivid yellow body with a yellow tail. It has white on the head and front part of the body. There is a black band running backwards from its mouth, through its eye, and to the start of its dorsal (back) fin. It has a nose that looks like the nose of a fox. 

Foxface Rabbitfish

It measures about 18 centimetres (7 inches) long. 

The Foxface Rabbitfish is native to the eastern Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, particularly in waters from Indonesia to Australia. It prefers tropical reefs and lagoons. 

It is omnivorous, eating mostly algae, but also zooplankton and coral.

Foxface Rabbitfish

Location of photographs: Parc Zoologique de Paris in Bois de Vincennes, France

Photographer: Martina Nicolls


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