Animal Species:Diamondscale Goatfish, Parupeneus ciliatus (Lacépède, 1802)
Standard Common Name
Blackspot Goatfish, Cardinal Goatfish
The Diamondscale Goatfish has brownish scale margins on the body. There are two white stripes on the head and upper sides. On the caudal peduncle are a pale saddle-like spot followed by a diffuse dark spot.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology