Parupeneus louise Randall, 2004
Parupeneus louise
photo by Stein, A.

Family:  Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Max. size:  23 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 200 - 250 m
Distribution:  Central Pacific: French Polynesia and Tuamotus.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Diagnosis: Pectoral rays 16. Gill rakers 8 + 31-32 (total 39-40). Body depth 3.35 in SL; head length (HL) 2.75 in SL; snout length 1.7 in HL; barbels about equal to head length; longest dorsal spine 1.95 in HL; penultimate dorsal ray 1.2 in length of last dorsal ray; pectoral fin length 1.35 in HL; pelvic-fin length 1.5 in HL. Color of the upper two-thirds of head and body red, lower one-third white, the red of body below lateral line divided into six broad red bars by narrow white interspaces; fins red; barbels white (Ref. 54393).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.11.05

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