Yellowspot Goatfish, Parupeneus indicus Click to enlarge image
A Yellowspot Goatfish at a depth of 15 m, Gabet Point, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 18 October 2009. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    indicus
    Genus
    Parupeneus
    Family
    Mullidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 35 cm in length.

Identification

The Yellowspot Goatfish has a horizontally elongated spot on the upper sides of the body and and a large black spot on the caudal peduncle.

Distribution

The species occurs in tropical waters from the western Indian Ocean to the western Pacific.

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.