Siganus puellus

Masked Rabbitfish | Blue-lined Rabbitfish | Blue-lined Spinefoot | Maiden Spinefoot | Masked Spinefoot
Siganus puellus
Siganus puellus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Siganus puellus
Siganus puellus, adult, Ashmore Reef, WA, Photo: Ian Shaw
Siganus puellus
Siganus puellus, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Siganus puellus
Siganus puellus, juvenile, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Siganus puellus
Siganus puellus
Siganus puellus
Siganus puellus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Blue stripes on body instead of spots as in S. corallinus (Coral Rabbitfish), and black bar through eye continues down onto chin.


Max Size: 38 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.6-31.2°C

Depth: 1-30 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 5.01

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (15.4% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.