goatfish, Parupeneus barberinus { 6 images } Created 17 Jan 2012

The dash-and-dot goatfish, Parupeneus barberinus, is a goatfish of the family Mullidae.The dash-and-dot goatfish has the twin chin barbels typical of goatfishes. The body color is white with a black to dark brown stripe (dash) reaching from the upper lip through the eye and along the body, followed by a black spot (dot) at the base of the caudal fin. Above the stripe, the body has a yellowish tint. Dash-and-dot goatfish from deeper water will usually have red stripes and spots. They can reach a maximum length of 60cm, making them the largest of the Mullidae family.
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