Parupeneus rubescens (Lacep├Ęde, 1801)
Rosy goatfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Max. size:  43 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 200 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Persian Gulf south to South Africa (reaching Struisbaai, Ref. 11228) and east to the western Pacific. Southeast Atlantic: South Africa (Ref. 5405).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Color variable; with or without a black saddle on caudal peduncle (Ref. 5405).
Biology:  Found on sandy bottoms and murky areas of coastal waters (Ref. 5213).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 30.08.92
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.03.15

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