- Often recorded singly and sometimes in small schools.
- Body pinkish grey dorsally and whitish ventrally.
- Red patterning throughout body.
- A pair of yellow barbels.
- Caudal fin forked. Lower lobe reddish, sometimes with dark margin visible.
Upper lobe white with 3 – 4 diagonal red stripes.
Common Name: Bensasi goatfish, Japanese goatfish
Family Common Name: Goatfishes
Scientific Name: Upeneus japonicus ___(Houttuyn, 1782)
Maximum Length: 16.2 cm (Standard Length)