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Upeneus mouthami  Randall & Kulbicki, 2006

Moutham's goatfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Upeneus: Greek, ypene, -es = upper lip (Ref. 45335);  mouthami: Named for Gerard Mou Tham..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 60 - 76 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: including Chesterfield Bank, Coral Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58005)

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Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following: D VIII + 9 with the first spine being extremely short; A I, 8, spine extremely short; pectoral rays 13; lateral line scales 29; gill rakers 6-7 + 17-19 = 23-26; body depth 4.15-4.4 in SL; barbels up to posterior to rear margin of preopercle, 1.3-1.4 in HL; body light red dorsally, white with pink blotches on the side and ventrally with a yellow stripe following the lateral line to caudal peduncle where it passes just dorsal to line; barbels pale yellow; caudal fin lobes with 3 cross bands, the outer one of lower lobe the darkest and twice as broad as other bands; dark spot absent on outer part of first dorsal fin (Ref. 58005).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

General description of the bank where the specimens were taken, is shallow sand on eroded flat rock with scattered patches of green algae (Ref. 58005).

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Randall, J.E. and M. Kulbicki, 2006. A review of the goatfishes of the genus Upeneus (Perciformes: Mullidae) from New Caledonia and the Chesterfield Bank, with a new species and four new records. Zool. Studies 45(3):298-307. (Ref. 58005)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22 - 27.1, mean 25.8 (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00453 - 0.01921), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .