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      Blackeye Rabbitfish
      Blackeye Rabbitfish

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      mojoreef


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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Siganus puelloides
      Max. size: 31.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine ; depth range 1 - 30 m
      Distribution: Indian Ocean: Maldives and the Similan Islands.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 7; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 1. Pale bluish dorsally, silvery white below; iris with a bluish cast. Preopercular angle 107°-110°; cheeks covered with overlapping scales; midline of thorax including pelvic ridges fully scaled. Rim of anterior nostril expanded posteriorly into a very short pointed peak. Spines stout, pungent and venomous.
      Biology: Paired adults live around rocks and coral reefs and feed on sessile colonial tunicates, monaxonid sponges, and benthic algae
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 82°F (24 - 28°C) and feeds upon algae, sponges, and sessile colonial tunicates.
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