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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae Goatfishes

Genus: Upeneus

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34 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Upeneus asymmetricus Lachner, 1954

Photo by CSIRO
 
Upeneus asymmetricus
[Asymmetrical goatfish]

Photo by Schulz, S.

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Upeneus australiae Kim & Nakaya, 2002

Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Upeneus australiae
[Australian goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Upeneus davidaromi Golani, 2001

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus davidaromi
[Darom's goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Upeneus doriae (Günther, 1869)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus doriae
[Gilded goatfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Upeneus filifer
[Pennant goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Upeneus francisi Randall & Guézé, 1992

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus francisi
[Francis' goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Upeneus guttatus (Day, 1868)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus guttatus
[Two-tone goatfish]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Upeneus heemstra Uiblein & Gouws, 2014

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.
 
Upeneus heemstra
[Heemstra goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Upeneus indicus Uiblein & Heemstra, 2010

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus indicus
[Tall-fin goatfish]
No picture found
Currently known only from
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Upeneus itoui
[Oriental Goatfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.7 cm SL
Upeneus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Upeneus japonicus
[Bensasi goatfish]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Upeneus luzonius Jordan & Seale, 1907

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Upeneus luzonius
[Dark-barred goatfish]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Upeneus margarethae Uiblein & Heemstra, 2010

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.
 
Upeneus margarethae
[Margaretha's goatfish]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Upeneus mascareinsis Fourmanoir & Guézé, 1967

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.
 
Upeneus mascareinsis
[Mascarene goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus moluccensis
[Goldband goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Upeneus mouthami Randall & Kulbicki, 2006

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus mouthami
[Moutham's goatfish]

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Upeneus niebuhri Guézé, 1976

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Upeneus niebuhri
[Niebuhr’s goatfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Upeneus oligospilus Lachner, 1954

Photo by Field, R.
 
Upeneus oligospilus
[Short-fin goatfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Upeneus parvus Poey, 1852

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Upeneus parvus
[Dwarf goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Upeneus pori Ben-Tuvia & Golani, 1989

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus pori
[Por's goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Upeneus quadrilineatus Cheng & Wang, 1963

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus quadrilineatus
[Four-stripe goatfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Upeneus randalli
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Upeneus seychellensis
[Tailstripe goatfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Upeneus stenopsis
[Narrow-tail goatfish]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Upeneus suahelicus Uiblein & Heemstra, 2010

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.
 
Upeneus suahelicus
[Swahili goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 24.1 cm SL
Upeneus subvittatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus subvittatus
[Deep-water goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Upeneus sulphureus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus sulphureus
[Sulphur goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Upeneus sundaicus (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus sundaicus
[Ochrebanded goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Upeneus supravittatus Uiblein & Heemstra, 2010

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus supravittatus
[Long-fin goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Upeneus taeniopterus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus taeniopterus
[Finstripe goatfish]

Photo by Bailly, N.

Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Upeneus tragula Richardson, 1846

Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Upeneus tragula
[Freckled goatfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Upeneus vanuatu
[Vanuatu goatfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Upeneus vittatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus vittatus
[Yellowstriped goatfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific.
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Upeneus xanthogrammus
[]
34 Species of Family Mullidae with Genus Upeneus
(Goatfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1954 Upeneus asymmetricus Asymmetrical goatfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
2002 Upeneus australiae Australian goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 9 SL
2001 Upeneus davidaromi Darom's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 24 SL
1869 Upeneus doriae Gilded goatfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1910 Upeneus filifer Pennant goatfish Western Central Pacific.
1992 Upeneus francisi Francis' goatfish Southwest Pacific 7.2 SL
1868 Upeneus guttatus Two-tone goatfish Indo-West Pacific 16 SL
2014 Upeneus heemstra Heemstra goatfish Western Indian Ocean 15 SL
2010 Upeneus indicus Tall-fin goatfish Western Indian Ocean 14 SL
2011 Upeneus itoui Oriental Goatfish Currently known only from 12.3 SL
1782 Upeneus japonicus Bensasi goatfish Western Pacific 15.7 SL
1907 Upeneus luzonius Dark-barred goatfish Western Pacific 20 TL
2010 Upeneus margarethae Margaretha's goatfish Indian Ocean 11 SL
1967 Upeneus mascareinsis Mascarene goatfish Western Indian Ocean 18 SL
1855 Upeneus moluccensis Goldband goatfish Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
2006 Upeneus mouthami Moutham's goatfish Western Central Pacific 9.5 SL
1976 Upeneus niebuhri Niebuhr’s goatfish Western Indian Ocean 11 SL
1954 Upeneus oligospilus Short-fin goatfish Western Indian Ocean 17 SL
1852 Upeneus parvus Dwarf goatfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
1989 Upeneus pori Por's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 19 TL
1963 Upeneus quadrilineatus Four-stripe goatfish Indo-West Pacific 17 SL
2011 Upeneus randalli Western Indian Ocean 10.1 SL
2011 Upeneus seychellensis Tailstripe goatfish Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL
2012 Upeneus stenopsis Narrow-tail goatfish Pacific Ocean 13.1 SL
2010 Upeneus suahelicus Swahili goatfish Western Indian Ocean 13.5 SL
1843 Upeneus subvittatus Deep-water goatfish Western Pacific 24.1 SL
1829 Upeneus sulphureus Sulphur goatfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL
1855 Upeneus sundaicus Ochrebanded goatfish Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
2010 Upeneus supravittatus Long-fin goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 14 SL
1829 Upeneus taeniopterus Finstripe goatfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL
1846 Upeneus tragula Freckled goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean to W 25 TL
2013 Upeneus vanuatu Vanuatu goatfish Pacific Ocean 10 SL
1775 Upeneus vittatus Yellowstriped goatfish Indo-Pacific 28 TL
1892 Upeneus xanthogrammus Eastern Pacific. 20 TL



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