Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Description and ecology== Rabbitfishes grow to about 40 cm (15 in)<ref name = fishbase2004 /> and have small, [[rabbit]]-like mouths, large dark eyes, and a shy temperament which gives them their name; the [[scientific name]] ''Siganus'' is simply the [[Latin]] term by which Mediterranean rabbitfishes were known in [[Ancient Rome]]<ref name = fishbase2004 />. Most species have either bright colors or a complex and interesting pattern. Another unusual feature among rabbitfishes is their [[pelvic fin]]s, which are formed from two spines, with 3 soft rays between them. The [[dorsal fin]] bears 13 spines with 10 soft rays behind, while the [[anal fin]] has 7 spines and 9 oft rays behind; the fin spines are equipped with well-developed [[venom (poison)|venom]] glands<ref>Taylor (2000)</ref>. All rabbitfish are [[diurnal animal|diurnal]], some live in school, while others live more solitary lives among the [[coral]]s. They are [[herbivorous]], feeding on [[benthic]] [[algae]] in the wild. They are [[pelagic]] spawners. Many are fished for food, and the more colorful species – especially the foxfishes – are often kept in [[aquarium|aquaria]].<ref name = fishbase2004 /> In aquaria, they should be fed a variety of fresh vegetables and algae. Care must be taken during aquarium maintenance and cleaning, as rabbitfishes are often easily frightened and will use their poisonous spines in defence. Their poison is not life-threatening to adult humans, but is likely to cause severe pain. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Fishapedia are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) This page is a member of 1 hidden category: Category:Pages with broken file links Retrieved from "https://fish.fandom.com/wiki/Rabbitfish"