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Siganus  Forsskål, 1775
Taxonomic Serial No.: 172329

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Teuthis Linnaeus, 1766
    Lo Seale, 1906
  Common Name(s): rabbitfishes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2003   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderAcanthuroidei  – surgeonfishes  
                                  FamilySiganidae  – rabbitfishes, spinefishes  
                                     GenusSiganus Forsskål, 1775 – rabbitfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Siganus argenteus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825)  
                                        Species Siganus canaliculatus (Park, 1797) – pearly spinefoot, whitespotted rabbitfish 
                                        Species Siganus chrysospilos (Bleeker, 1852) – yellowspotted spinefish 
                                        Species Siganus corallinus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – coral spinefoot 
                                        Species Siganus doliatus Guérin-Méneville, 1829-38 – barred spinefoot 
                                        Species Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782) – dusky spinefoot 
                                        Species Siganus guttatus (Bloch, 1787)  
                                        Species Siganus javus (Linnaeus, 1766) – bluespotted spinefish 
                                        Species Siganus labyrinthodes (Bleeker, 1853)  
                                        Species Siganus lineatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – goldenlined spinefish 
                                        Species Siganus luridus (Rüppell, 1829)  
                                        Species Siganus magnificus (Burgess, 1977)  
                                        Species Siganus margaritiferus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835)  
                                        Species Siganus nebulosus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825)  
                                        Species Siganus niger Woodland, 1990  
                                        Species Siganus oramin (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) – whitespotted spinefoot 
                                        Species Siganus puelloides Woodland and Randall, 1979  
                                        Species Siganus puellus (Schlegel, 1852)  
                                        Species Siganus punctatissimus Fowler and Bean, 1929  
                                        Species Siganus punctatus (Schneider and Forster in Bloch and Schneider, 1801)  
                                        Species Siganus randalli Woodland, 1990 – reticulate rabbitfish 
                                        Species Siganus rivulatus Forsskål, 1775 – black spinefoot 
                                        Species Siganus spinus (Linnaeus, 1758) – bluntnosed spinefish 
                                        Species Siganus stellatus (Forsskål, 1775) – blotched spinefoot 
                                        Species Siganus sutor (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835)  
                                        Species Siganus trispilos Woodland and Allen, 1977  
                                        Species Siganus tumifrons (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835)  
                                        Species Siganus unimaculatus (Evermann and Seale, 1907)  
                                        Species Siganus uspi Gawel and Woodland, 1974  
                                        Species Siganus vermiculatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – reticulated spinefoot, vermiculate rabbitfish 
                                        Species Siganus virgatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – bluelined spinefoot 
                                        Species Siganus vulpinus (Schlegel and Müller, 1845) – foxface 

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Siganus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 17-Mar-2003, website (version 13-Mar-03)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Siganus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Siganus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Siganus   

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