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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae Goatfishes

Genus: Parupeneus

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32 species
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Parupeneus angulatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Parupeneus barberinoides (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus barberinoides
[Bicolor goatfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Parupeneus barberinus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Parupeneus barberinus
[Dash-and-dot goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Parupeneus biaculeatus (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus biaculeatus
[Pointed goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.6 cm SL
Parupeneus chrysonemus (Jordan & Evermann, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus chrysonemus
[Yellow-threaded goatfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Parupeneus chrysopleuron (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Parupeneus chrysopleuron
[Yellow striped goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Parupeneus ciliatus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus ciliatus
[Whitesaddle goatfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Parupeneus crassilabris (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Parupeneus crassilabris
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Parupeneus cyclostomus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus cyclostomus
[Gold-saddle goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean, Ré
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Parupeneus diagonalis Randall, 2004

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus diagonalis
[]

Photo by Field, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Parupeneus forsskali (Fourmanoir & Guézé, 1976)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Parupeneus forsskali
[Red Sea goatfish]

Photo by King, D.R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.3 cm SL
Parupeneus fraserorum Randall & King, 2009

Photo by King, D.R.
 
Parupeneus fraserorum
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Parupeneus heptacanthus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Parupeneus heptacanthus
[Cinnabar goatfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Parupeneus indicus (Shaw, 1803)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Parupeneus indicus
[Indian goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Parupeneus insularis Randall & Myers, 2002

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus insularis
[Twosaddle goatfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R. & M.V. Erdmann

Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Parupeneus jansenii (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Allen, G.R. & M.V. Erdmann
 
Parupeneus jansenii
[Jansen's goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Central Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Parupeneus louise Randall, 2004

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus louise
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Parupeneus macronemus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus macronemus
[Long-barbel goatfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Parupeneus margaritatus Randall & Guézé, 1984

Photo by Field, R.
 
Parupeneus margaritatus
[Pearly goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Parupeneus minys Randall & Heemstra, 2009

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus minys
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL

 
Parupeneus moffitti
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Parupeneus multifasciatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus multifasciatus
[Manybar goatfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL

 
Parupeneus nansen
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacfiic
Max. Length 24.9 cm SL
Parupeneus orientalis (Fowler, 1933)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus orientalis
[Rapanui goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Parupeneus pleurostigma (Bennett, 1831)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus pleurostigma
[Sidespot goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Parupeneus porphyreus (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus porphyreus
[]

Photo by MNHN

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Parupeneus posteli Fourmanoir & Guézé, 1967

Photo by MNHN
 
Parupeneus posteli
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL

 
Parupeneus procerigena
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Parupeneus rubescens (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus rubescens
[Rosy goatfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Parupeneus seychellensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Parupeneus spilurus (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus spilurus
[Blackspot goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Parupeneus trifasciatus (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus trifasciatus
[Doublebar goatfish]



32 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parupeneus angulatus Western Indian Ocean 14.3 SL 2009
Parupeneus barberinoides Bicolor goatfish Western Pacific 30 TL 1852
Parupeneus barberinus Dash-and-dot goatfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1801
Parupeneus biaculeatus Pointed goatfish Northwest Pacific. 19 SL 1846
Parupeneus chrysonemus Yellow-threaded goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 19.6 SL 1903
Parupeneus chrysopleuron Yellow striped goatfish Indo-West Pacific 55 TL 1843
Parupeneus ciliatus Whitesaddle goatfish Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1802
Parupeneus crassilabris Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1831
Parupeneus cyclostomus Gold-saddle goatfish Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1801
Parupeneus diagonalis Western Indian Ocean, Ré 16.5 SL 2004
Parupeneus forsskali Red Sea goatfish Indian Ocean 28 TL 1976
Parupeneus fraserorum Western Indian Ocean 22.3 SL 2009
Parupeneus heptacanthus Cinnabar goatfish Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1802
Parupeneus indicus Indian goatfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1803
Parupeneus insularis Twosaddle goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 2002
Parupeneus jansenii Jansen's goatfish Western Pacific 25 TL 1856
Parupeneus louise Central Pacific 23 SL 2004
Parupeneus macronemus Long-barbel goatfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1801
Parupeneus margaritatus Pearly goatfish Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1984
Parupeneus minys Western Indian Ocean 10.7 SL 2009
Parupeneus moffitti Western Pacific 23.5 SL 1993
Parupeneus multifasciatus Manybar goatfish Pacific Ocean 35 TL 1825
Parupeneus nansen Western Indian Ocean 13.9 SL 2009
Parupeneus orientalis Rapanui goatfish Southeast Pacfiic 24.9 SL 1933
Parupeneus pleurostigma Sidespot goatfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1831
Parupeneus porphyreus Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL 1903
Parupeneus posteli Western Indian Ocean 15.2 SL 1967
Parupeneus procerigena Western Indian Ocean 19.8 SL 2001
Parupeneus rubescens Rosy goatfish Indo-West Pacific 43 TL 1801
Parupeneus seychellensis Western Indian Ocean 23 SL 1963
Parupeneus spilurus Blackspot goatfish Western Pacific 50 TL 1854
Parupeneus trifasciatus Doublebar goatfish Indian Ocean 35 TL 1801



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