Pseudupeneus maculatus, Spotted goatfish : fisheries, aquarium

Pseudupeneus maculatus (Bloch, 1793)

Spotted goatfish
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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Pseudupeneus: Greek, pseudes = false + Peneus, the name of a river.  More on author: Bloch.

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

; marin récifal; profondeur 0 - 90 m (Ref. 9626), usually 0 - 35 m (Ref. 40849).   Subtropical; 40°N - 30°S, 98°W - 28°W

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Western Atlantic: Bermuda and New Jersey, USA to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. 57756), including the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 9626).

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm 18.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 7251); common length : 22.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 3792)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 8 - 9; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 8. A series of three large blackish blotches on upper side of body beneath dorsal fins; color variable but usually pale, the scales of the back with reddish or yellowish brown edges and a central pale blue spot; diagonal light blue lines on head. Capable of displaying a pattern of large red blotches on head and body in less than a minute (Ref. 13442).

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow waters to depths of 90 m (Ref. 9626), especially over sand and rock bottoms in reef areas. Young juveniles often found on beds of seagrass, e.g. Thalassia. Feeds on small invertebrates (Ref. 9626). Flesh highly esteemed; marketed fresh and frozen (Ref. 3792). Traded as an aquarium fish at Ceará, Brazil (Ref. 49392).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Spawnng may either be in pairs or in small groups (Ref. 240).

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Randall, John E. | Collaborateurs

Cervigón, F., 1993. Los peces marinos de Venezuela. Volume 2. Fundación Científica Los Roques, Caracas,Venezuela. 497 p. (Ref. 9626)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 123251)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 29 January 2013

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30303)





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: commercial; Aquarium: Commercial
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.8 - 28, mean 26.4 °C (based on 680 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00935 - 0.01227), b=3.10 (3.06 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.2 se; based on diet studies.
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Haut, temps minimum de doublement de population inférieur à 15 mois (K=0.3-0.7).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Medium.