Black Rabbitfish, Siganus fuscescens Click to enlarge image
A 27 cm long Black Rabbitfish caught on hook and line using weed bait, at a depth of 6 m, Coffs Harbour Marina, New South Wales, 22 September 2010. Image: Justin McKenzie
© Justin McKenzie

Fast Facts

Standard Common Name

Black Rabbitfish

Alternative Name/s

Black Spinefoot, Black Trevally, Blue-spotted Trevally, Dusky Rabbitfish, Fuscous Rabbitfish, Happy Moments, Mi Mi, Mottled Spinefoot, Pearl-spotted Spinefoot, Pearly-spotted Rabbitfish, Pin-spotted Spinefoot, Stinging Bream, West Australian Rabbitfish


In Australia, the species occurs from south-western Western Australia, all the way around the tropical north of the country and south on the east coast to southern New South Wales.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.


  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.