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Diversity

The Siganidae family is composed of one genus, Siganus, and two subgenera, Siganus with 22 species and Lo with five species (Woodland (1990) from Nelson 1994). Siganids get their common name, rabbitfishes, from their peaceful temperament, rounded blunt snout, and rabbit-like appearance of the jaws. They are important reef herbivores that browse individually or in schools over the reef or feed on plankton within the water column.

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