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Mulling Over the Goatfishes, Family Mullidae, Part II

Part I, Part III

 

By Bob Fenner

 
Parupeneus cyclostomus (Lacepede 1801), the Goldsaddle Goatfish. Indo-Pacific out to Hawai'i, including the Red Sea. To twenty inches in length. Yellow form not found in Hawai'i. Pictured, a group in the Red Sea, and a yellow individual in captivity.

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Parupeneus forsskali Fourmanoir & Gueze 1976, Forsskal's or the Red Sea Goatfish. Red Sea, down into the Gulf of Aden, and an emigrant into the Mediterranean. To eleven inches in length. Sometimes imported into the European pet fish market.

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Parupeneus heptacanthus (Lacepede 1802), the Small-spot Goatfish. Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, East Africa to the Micronesia. Indo-Pacific, including Hawai'i. To fourteen inches in length. These ones in N. Sulawesi.

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Parupeneus macronemus Band-dot or Long-barbel Goatfish. Grey-white to red in color with a body band anteriorly, dot near the caudal peduncle. Indo-West Pacific and Red Sea. To 14 inches. Mauritius 2016.

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Parupeneus multifasciatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1824), the Manybar Goatfish. Indo-Pacific, including Hawai'i. To a foot in length. A good looker. Here are specimens from Fiji and Hawai'i during the day and at night.
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Part I, Part III

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