Rabbitfish; Siganidae

Rabbitfish are named after their herbaceous diet or maybe their rabbit-like faces. They also have the common name of Spinefoot. These fish have poisonous dorsal, ventral and anal spines – more dangerous to fishermen than to scuba divers. They are a definite snorkelling favourite too as they can often be found in the shallows.

Coral Rabbitfish; Siganus corallinus

Also known as the Blue-spotted Spinefoot - but the yellow colouration predominates.

Double-barred Rabbitfish; Siganus virgatus

Commonly seen on our local reefs - like many of the Rabbitfish family they possess, quote: Spines stout, pungent and venomous: unquote!

Dusky Rabbitfish; Siganus fuscescens

Also known as the Mottled Spinefoot as they lose their plain colouration if they get stressed.

Golden Rabbitfish; Siganus guttatus

Distinguished by the large golden spot next to the tail. Note the nocturnal camouflaged colouration.

Java Rabbitfish; Siganus javus

Often seen in big schools when we are diving at deeper dive sites.

Spotted Rabbitfish; Siganus punctatus

With the same kind of shape and habits as all the other reef dwelling Rabbit fish, but with a different colour pattern.

Vermiculate Rabbitfish; Siganus vermiculata

Apparently more common on Koh Tao, first photographed only in 2014 here. Named after the pattern, if you know what vermiculate means - ooer?

Juvenile Rabbitfish

Too small to identify but nice to make photographs of.