banded goatfish

Scientific name Parupeneus multifasciatus
Descriptor Quoy & Gaimard
Year of description 1825
IUCN category LC
Family Mullidae
Genus Parupeneus
Parupeneus multifasciatus Parupeneus multifasciatus

Introduction

Parupeneus multifasciatus, commonly known as banded goatfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    35 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    35 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the banded goatfish ?

The banded goatfish measures between 20 and 35 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, bleu, noir, marron, rose, blanc and gris body. The also has noir vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The banded 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.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu

The banded 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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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    3 - 160 m

Biotope presentation

The banded goatfish is most often found at a depth between 3m and 160m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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