gold-saddle goatfish

Scientific name Parupeneus cyclostomus
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1801
IUCN category LC
Family Mullidae
Genus Parupeneus
Parupeneus cyclostomus Parupeneus cyclostomus


Parupeneus cyclostomus, commonly known as gold-saddle goatfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm

How to recognize the gold-saddle goatfish ?

The gold-saddle goatfish measures between 35 and 50 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly jaune, bleu and gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The gold-saddle goatfish is a fish living in a group or alone. This species is carnivorous .

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


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
    2 - 125 m

Biotope presentation

The gold-saddle goatfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 125m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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