dash-and-dot goatfish

Scientific name Parupeneus barberinus
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1801
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Mullidae
Genus Parupeneus
Parupeneus barberinus Parupeneus barberinus

Introduction

Parupeneus barberinus, commonly known as dash-and-dot goatfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

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

How to recognize the dash-and-dot goatfish ?

The dash-and-dot goatfish measures between 30 and 60 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, noir, marron and blanc body. The also has rouge and marron rayure horizontale.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The dash-and-dot goatfish is a fish living in a group or alone. This species is carnivorous .

Although the dash-and-dot goatfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu
  • Migratory species
    Yes

The dash-and-dot goatfish is a fish dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu.

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 dash-and-dot 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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