Animal Species:Diamondscale Goatfish, Parupeneus ciliatus (Lacépède, 1802)

Diamondscale Goatfish, Parupeneus ciliatus

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Standard Common Name

Diamondscale Goatfish

Alternative Name/s

Blackspot Goatfish, Cardinal Goatfish

Identification

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.

Distribution

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.

Parupeneus ciliatus

Classification

Species:
ciliatus
Genus:
Parupeneus
Family:
Mullidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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
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