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Upeneus niebuhri  Guézé, 1976

Niebuhr’s goatfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Upeneus: Greek, ypene, -es = upper lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Gulf of Suez.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95469)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VIII + 9; pectoral-fin rays 13-14; gill rakers 5-6 + 16-17 = 22-23; lateral-line scales 29-30; in %SL: body depth at first dorsal-fin origin 23-26, body depth at anal-fin origin 19-22, caudal-peduncle depth 9.7-9.9, caudal-peduncle width 3.2-3.7, maximum head depth 19-20, head depth through eye 16-17, head length 29-31, postorbital length 11-12, orbit length 6.9-7.3, upper jaw length 10, barbel length 21-22, caudal-peduncle length 21-23, caudal-fin length 29, pelvic-fin length 21, pectoral-fin length 21, pectoral-fin width 4.1-4.7, first dorsal-fin height 19, second dorsal-fin height 17; fins with brown or black stripes, bars or blotches; caudal fin with 8 oblique bars, upper caudal-fin lobe with 3-4 bars, lower lobe with 4-5 bars; first and second dorsal fin tips with dark-brown blotches; one brown mid-lateral body stripe from behind opercle to caudal base; ground colour of body and head beige, darker above lateral line, with irregular red, brown or black spots and blotches; barbels pale brown in fresh fish; preserved fish retain fin and body pigmentation (Ref. 95469).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs at shallow depths (Ref. 95469).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Uiblein, F. and G. Gouws, 2014. A new goatfish species of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) based on molecular and morphological screening and subsequent taxonomic analysis. Mar. Biol. Res. 10(7):655-681. (Ref. 95469)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

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 (15 of 100) .