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Family: Mullidae Goatfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mulloidichthys ayliffe Indian mimic goatfish Indian Ocean 24.5 SL 2011
Mulloidichthys dentatus Mexican goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 31 TL 1862
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus Yellowstripe goatfish Indo-Pacific 43 TL 1801
Mulloidichthys martinicus Yellow goatfish Western Atlantic 44.8 TL 1829
Mulloidichthys mimicus Mimic goatfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1980
Mulloidichthys pfluegeri Orange goatfish Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1900
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis Yellowfin goatfish Indo-Pacific 39.8 FL 1831
Mullus argentinae Argentine goatfish Southwest Atlantic 30 TL 1933
Mullus auratus Red goatfish Western Atlantic 27 TL 1882
Mullus barbatus Red mullet Eastern Atlantic 38.2 TL 1758
Mullus ponticus Blunt-snouted mullet Black Sea and Sea of Azov 21.9 TL 1927
Mullus surmuletus Surmullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1758
Parupeneus angulatus Wedgejaw goatfish Western Indian Ocean 14.3 SL 2009
Parupeneus barberinoides Bicolor goatfish Western Pacific 30 TL 1852
Parupeneus barberinus Dash-and-dot goatfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1801
Parupeneus biaculeatus Pointed goatfish Northwest Pacific. 19 SL 1846
Parupeneus chrysonemus Yellow-threaded goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 19.6 SL 1903
Parupeneus chrysopleuron Yellow striped goatfish Indo-West Pacific 55 TL 1843
Parupeneus ciliatus Whitesaddle goatfish Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1802
Parupeneus crassilabris Two-banded goatfish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1831
Parupeneus cyclostomus Gold-saddle goatfish Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1801
Parupeneus diagonalis Slantstripe goatfish Western Indian Ocean, Ré 16.5 SL 2004
Parupeneus forsskali Red Sea goatfish Indian Ocean 28 TL 1976
Parupeneus fraserorum Fraser's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 22.3 SL 2009
Parupeneus heptacanthus Cinnabar goatfish Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1802
Parupeneus inayatae Inayat’s goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 150 SL 2018
Parupeneus indicus Indian goatfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1803
Parupeneus insularis Twosaddle goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 30.3 FL 2002
Parupeneus jansenii Jansen's goatfish Western Pacific 25 TL 1856
Parupeneus louise Louise's goatfish Central Pacific 23 SL 2004
Parupeneus macronemus Long-barbel goatfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1801
Parupeneus margaritatus Pearly goatfish Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1984
Parupeneus minys Minute goatfish Western Indian Ocean 10.7 SL 2009
Parupeneus moffitti Moffit's goatfish Western Pacific 23.5 SL 1993
Parupeneus multifasciatus Manybar goatfish Pacific Ocean 35 TL 1825
Parupeneus nansen Nansen goatfish Western Indian Ocean 13.9 SL 2009
Parupeneus orientalis Rapanui goatfish Southeast Pacfiic 24.9 SL 1933
Parupeneus pleurostigma Sidespot goatfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1831
Parupeneus porphyreus Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL 1903
Parupeneus posteli Postel's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 15.2 SL 1967
Parupeneus procerigena Deepcheek goatfish Western Indian Ocean 19.8 SL 2001
Parupeneus rubescens Rosy goatfish Indo-West Pacific 43 TL 1801
Parupeneus seychellensis Seychelles goatfish Western Indian Ocean 23 SL 1963
Parupeneus sinai Sinai goatfish Western Indian Ocean 8.3 SL 2021
Parupeneus spilurus Blackspot goatfish Western Pacific 50 TL 1854
Parupeneus trifasciatus Doublebar goatfish Indian Ocean 35 TL 1801
Parupeneus williamsi Williams’s Goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 23.4 SL 2020
Pseudupeneus grandisquamis Bigscale goatfish Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1863
Pseudupeneus maculatus Spotted goatfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1793
Pseudupeneus prayensis West African goatfish Western Mediterranean Sea 55 SL 1829
Upeneichthys lineatus Blue-striped mullet Southwest Pacific 40 FL 1801
Upeneichthys stotti Stott's goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 17.9 TL 1990
Upeneichthys vlamingii Bluespotted goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 35 TL 1829
Upeneus andamanensis Andaman goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.1 SL 2024
Upeneus asymmetricus Asymmetrical goatfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1954
Upeneus aurorae Aurora goatfish Western Pacific 11.3 SL 2024
Upeneus australiae Australian goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 16 SL 2002
Upeneus brevignathus Short-jaw goatfish Western Indian Ocean 9.5 SL 2024
Upeneus caudofasciatus Tailbar goatfish Western Pacific 12.5 SL 2019
Upeneus davidaromi Darom's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 24 SL 2001
Upeneus dimipavlov Pavlov’s goatfish Western Pacific 13.4 SL 2021
Upeneus doriae Gilded goatfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1869
Upeneus elongatus Elongate goatfish Western Pacific 8.9 SL 2021
Upeneus farnis Farnis’ goatfish Western Pacific 14.1 SL 2017
Upeneus filifer Pennant goatfish Western Central Pacific. 1910
Upeneus floros Floros goatfish Southwest Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 2020
Upeneus francisi Francis' goatfish Southwest Pacific 7.2 SL 1992
Upeneus gubal Gubal goatfish Western Indian Ocean 8.7 SL 2019
Upeneus guttatus Two-tone goatfish Indo-West Pacific 16 SL 1868
Upeneus heemstra Heemstra goatfish Western Indian Ocean 15 SL 2014
Upeneus heterospinus Varied-spine goatfish Western Pacific 16 SL 2019
Upeneus huan Huan’s goatfish Westerrn Pacific 8.7 SL 2024
Upeneus indicus Tall-fin goatfish Western Indian Ocean 14 SL 2010
Upeneus itoui Oriental Goatfish Northwest Pacific 12.3 SL 2011
Upeneus japonicus Japanese goatfish Western Pacific 16.2 SL 1782
Upeneus lombok Lombok goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.4 SL 2015
Upeneus luzonius Dark-barred goatfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1907
Upeneus madras Madras goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11.1 SL 2022
Upeneus margarethae Margaretha's goatfish Indian Ocean 11 SL 2010
Upeneus mascareinsis Mascarene goatfish Western Indian Ocean 18 SL 1967
Upeneus moluccensis Goldband goatfish Indo-West Pacific 22.5 TL 1855
Upeneus mouthami Moutham's goatfish Western Central Pacific 9.5 SL 2006
Upeneus niebuhri Niebuhr’s goatfish Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 1976
Upeneus nigromarginatus Black-margined goatfish Western Pacific 27 SL 2014
Upeneus oligospilus Short-fin goatfish Western Indian Ocean 17 SL 1954
Upeneus parvus Dwarf goatfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1852
Upeneus pori Por's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 19 TL 1989
Upeneus quadrilineatus Four-stripe goatfish Indo-West Pacific 17 SL 1963
Upeneus randalli Randall's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 10.1 SL 2011
Upeneus saiab SAIAB goatfish Western Indian Ocean, Moz 10.2 SL 2013
Upeneus seychellensis Tailstripe goatfish Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2011
Upeneus spottocaudalis Tailspot goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean to W 10.3 SL 2017
Upeneus stenopsis Narrow-tail goatfish Pacific Ocean 13.1 SL 2012
Upeneus suahelicus Swahili goatfish Western Indian Ocean 13.5 SL 2010
Upeneus subvittatus Deep-water goatfish Western Pacific 24.1 SL 1843
Upeneus sulphureus Sulphur goatfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1829
Upeneus sundaicus Ochrebanded goatfish Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1855
Upeneus supravittatus Long-fin goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 14 SL 2010
Upeneus taeniopterus Finstripe goatfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1829
Upeneus torres Torres goatfish Eastern Indian to West Pa 10 SL 2014
Upeneus tragula Freckled goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean to W 30 TL 1846
Upeneus vanuatu Vanuatu goatfish Pacific Ocean 10 SL 2013
Upeneus vittatus Yellowstriped goatfish Indo-Pacific 28 TL 1775
Upeneus willwhite White’s goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.2 SL 2021



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