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Upeneichthys vlamingii (Cuvier, 1829)
BLUESPOTTED GOATFISH
Black-striped Goatfish; Blue-spotted Goatfish; Blue-striped Red Mullet; Southern Goatfish; Southern Red Mullet; Western Red Mullet; Upeneichthys lineatus vlamingii Cuvier, 1829; Upeneichthys lineatus Bloch and Schneider, 1801; Upeneichthys sp; Upeneus vlamingii Cuvier, 1829

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Upeneichthys vlamingii (Cuvier , 1829)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Upeneichthys: Greek, ypene, -es = upper lip + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Cuvier .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 100 m (Ref. 9002 ).   Subtropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia. This species has often been confused with Upeneichthys lineatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) occurring in the eastern coast of Australia (Ref. 33839 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines : 1-2; Anal soft rays : 6. Color extremely variable, dependent on time of day, sex and degree of excitement (Ref. 33839 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow sandy coastal waters (Ref. 33839 ); also rocky estuaries (Ref. 9002 ). Forms schools (Ref. 9002 ). Good food fish (Ref. 33839 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Gomon, M.F., C.J.M. Glover and R.H. Kuiter (eds.) , 1994. The fishes of Australia's south coast. State Print, Adelaide. 992 p. (Ref. 33839 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Updated: 2020-02-18 13:06:38 gmt
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