Siganus luridus

Found in small schools in very shallow water close to the bottom. Prefer hard bottoms of compacted sand with rock or coral debris. Solitary adults and groups of 3 or 4 adults have also been observed. Feed on a wide range of benthic algae. May suddenly stop and erect its fins (dorsal, anal and pelvic) presenting an encircling array of spines to potential predators; these spines are venomous. A food fish that is occasionally poisonous (Ref. 4537). Probably does not adapt well in captivity (Ref. 12382). A thermophilic species (Ref. 120766). Minimum depth from Ref. 9710.

Info for Siganus luridus

  • Toxic
  • No Venomous
  • Invasive in the Mediterranean
  • Native Range:
    Fatal error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot access offset of type string on string in /home/aliensmalta/public_html/wp-content/themes/understrap-child/loop-templates/content-single.php:45 Stack trace: #0 /home/aliensmalta/public_html/wp-includes/template.php(792): require() #1 /home/aliensmalta/public_html/wp-includes/template.php(725): load_template('/home/aliensmal...', false, Array) #2 /home/aliensmalta/public_html/wp-includes/general-template.php(206): locate_template(Array, true, false, Array) #3 /home/aliensmalta/public_html/wp-content/themes/understrap/single.php(28): get_template_part('loop-templates/...', 'single') #4 /home/aliensmalta/public_html/wp-includes/template-loader.php(106): include('/home/aliensmal...') #5 /home/aliensmalta/public_html/wp-blog-header.php(19): require_once('/home/aliensmal...') #6 /home/aliensmalta/public_html/index.php(17): require('/home/aliensmal...') #7 {main} thrown in /home/aliensmalta/public_html/wp-content/themes/understrap-child/loop-templates/content-single.php on line 45