Diamondscale Goatfish, Parupeneus ciliatus Click to enlarge image
A Diamondscale Goatfish at a depth of 8 m, North West Solitary Island, New South Wales, 31 October, 2012. Image: Ian Shaw
© Ian Shaw

Fast Facts

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

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.



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.