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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:  
                                        SpeciesSiganus argenteus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus canaliculatus (Park, 1797) – pearly spinefoot, whitespotted rabbitfish 
                                        SpeciesSiganus chrysospilos (Bleeker, 1852) – yellowspotted spinefish 
                                        SpeciesSiganus corallinus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – coral spinefoot 
                                        SpeciesSiganus doliatus Guérin-Méneville, 1829-38 – barred spinefoot 
                                        SpeciesSiganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782) – dusky spinefoot 
                                        SpeciesSiganus guttatus (Bloch, 1787)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus javus (Linnaeus, 1766) – bluespotted spinefish 
                                        SpeciesSiganus labyrinthodes (Bleeker, 1853)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus lineatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – goldenlined spinefish 
                                        SpeciesSiganus luridus (Rüppell, 1829)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus magnificus (Burgess, 1977)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus margaritiferus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus nebulosus (Quoy and Gaimard, 1825)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus niger Woodland, 1990  
                                        SpeciesSiganus oramin (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) – whitespotted spinefoot 
                                        SpeciesSiganus puelloides Woodland and Randall, 1979  
                                        SpeciesSiganus puellus (Schlegel, 1852)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus punctatissimus Fowler and Bean, 1929  
                                        SpeciesSiganus punctatus (Schneider and Forster in Bloch and Schneider, 1801)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus randalli Woodland, 1990 – reticulate rabbitfish 
                                        SpeciesSiganus rivulatus Forsskål, 1775 – black spinefoot 
                                        SpeciesSiganus spinus (Linnaeus, 1758) – bluntnosed spinefish 
                                        SpeciesSiganus stellatus (Forsskål, 1775) – blotched spinefoot 
                                        SpeciesSiganus sutor (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus trispilos Woodland and Allen, 1977  
                                        SpeciesSiganus tumifrons (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus unimaculatus (Evermann and Seale, 1907)  
                                        SpeciesSiganus uspi Gawel and Woodland, 1974  
                                        SpeciesSiganus vermiculatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – reticulated spinefoot, vermiculate rabbitfish 
                                        SpeciesSiganus virgatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) – bluelined spinefoot 
                                        SpeciesSiganus 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   

 Geographic Information
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