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Cinnabar goatfish

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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)

Genus: Parupeneus

Maximum Length: 36 cm (Total Length)