bicolor goatfish

Scientific name Parupeneus barberinoides
Descriptor Bleeker
Year of description 1852
IUCN category LC
Family Mullidae
Genus Parupeneus
Parupeneus barberinoides Parupeneus barberinoides


Parupeneus barberinoides, commonly known as bicolor goatfish, is a salt water fish.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure horizontale
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    30 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure horizontale

How to recognize the bicolor goatfish ?

The bicolor goatfish measures between 20 and 30 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, bleu, noir and blanc body. The also has blanc rayure horizontale.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The bicolor goatfish is a fish solitary. This species is carnivorous .

Although the bicolor goatfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The bicolor goatfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 100 m

Biotope presentation

The bicolor goatfish is most often found at a depth between 1m and 100m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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