One- Spot Foxface Rabbitfish

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Description of the One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish
The One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish is also known as the Spinefoot, Foxface, Blotched Foxface or One Spot Foxface Lo. Its dorsal, pectoral and anal fins have venomous spines. It is a hardy fish and suitable for beginners. The One Spot Foxface is often confused with the Foxface Rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinus), the only difference being that the foxface rabbitfish doesn't have a dark spot on the upper side of its body.

Popular Name: Foxface Rabbitfish
Species: Siganus unimaculatus

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One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish

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Profile of the One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Foxface Rabbitfish species.

  • Size: Up to 20cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.0 to 8.4 Temp: 22 to 25 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae, Mysis Shrimp, Flaked Marine Food

  • Temperament: Timid fish that needs lots of hiding places in the tropical aquarium

  • Habitat: Reef Dwellers at depths of up to 30m

  • Behaviour: Good community fish

  • Range: Western Pacific

Scientific Classification of the One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Siganus unimaculatus

  • Popular Name: Onespot Foxface Rabbitfish - Spineface - Foxface - Blotched Foxface - One Spot Foxface Lo - Foxface Rabbitfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Siganidae

 

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are
One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish slimy?
Foxface Rabbitfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Foxface Rabbitfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do
One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish have gills?
Gills enable the Foxface Rabbitfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the
One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Foxface Rabbitfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Foxface Rabbitfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Foxface Rabbitfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Foxface Rabbitfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish

One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish

  • Interesting Information about Foxface Rabbitfish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Foxface Rabbitfish slimy?

  • Why do the Foxface Rabbitfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Foxface Rabbitfish have fins?

  • Species: Siganus unimaculatus

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