Manybar goatfish


  • A study from Vietnam reported that most individuals sexually matured at 1-year old.


  • Body colour variable, from light grey to light reddish brown or light purple.
  • Tail yellow to pink with fine blue lines.
  • Vertical dark bars on each side of the body, which may become paler with growth.
  • A dark blotch behind the eyes, sometimes also visible in front of eyes.

Common Name: Manybar goatfish

Family Common Name: Goatfishes

Family: Mullidae

Scientific Name: Parupeneus multifasciatus___(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Maximum Length: 35 cm (Total Length)