whitesaddle goatfish

Scientific name Parupeneus ciliatus
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1802
IUCN category LC
Family Mullidae
Genus Parupeneus
Parupeneus ciliatus Parupeneus ciliatus

Introduction

Parupeneus ciliatus, commonly known as whitesaddle goatfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    38 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    38 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the whitesaddle goatfish ?

The whitesaddle goatfish measures between 25 and 38 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, bleu, marron and blanc body. The also has blanc horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The whitesaddle goatfish is a fish living in a group or alone. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu

The whitesaddle 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.

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    2 - 90 m

Biotope presentation

The whitesaddle goatfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 90m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Revision of the goatfish genus Parupeneus (Perciformes: Mullidae) with descriptions of two new species - J.E. Randall - Bishop Museum - 2004.

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