Our May Fish of the Month is the Foxface Rabbitfish, Siganus vulpinus!

Survey Regions: Foxface Rabbitfish are found throughout the tropical Pacific, including REEF's Central Indo-Pacific (CIP), South Pacific (SOP) survey regions.  Click here to see a REEF database report for this species in each region: CIP and SOP.

Size: They grow up to 10 inches.

Identifying Features: Foxface Rabbitfish have a bright yellow body with a white head and a black band running from the snout to the dorsal fin. They also have a broad black marking in front of their pectoral fins.

Fun Facts: Like other rabbitfish species, the Foxface Rabbitfish has venomous dorsal, anal, and ventral spines. They eat mostly sea grasses and algae, and can be found in coral-rich lagoons, where they like to shelter among staghorn coral. Their second part of their scientific name (vulpinus) means "fox-like."

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for our next Fish of the Month.

Photo by Florent Charpin.