Cinnabar goatfish

Characteristics

Feeds on benthic invertebrates.

Description

    • Body pale red to yellowish or light gold, belly pearl white.
    • A dark red spot on the upper side of the body, near the middle.
    • Blue stripes near eyes.
    • Pale blue spots on scales.
    • A yellow band above lateral line, which is more conspicuous in juveniles and sub-adults.
 

Common Name: Cinnabar goatfish

Family Common Name: Goatfishes

Family: Mullidae

Scientific Name: Parupeneus heptacanthus___(Lacepède, 1802)

Maximum Length: 36 cm (Total Length)