Fish & Coral: Goatfish (


Goatfish (MULLIDAE)

Left: Exact genera and species to be identified but strongly suspect to be a Yellow Spot Goatfish (
Parupeneus indicus) or Indian Goatfish as they are referred to locally. Goatfishes are identified by the barbels below the mouth which are used to probe the bottom for smaller fish and invertebrates. Middle: A schooling species the Yellow Striped Goatfish (Mulloidichthys vanicolensis). Right: The Long-Barbel Goatfish (Parupeneus macronema))is actually a shade of pink but appears gray/white during day due to filtered light.

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