Upeneichthys lineatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Blue-striped mullet
Upeneichthys lineatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Max. size:  40 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 100 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: eastern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 6-6
Biology:  Inhabits sheltered bays and harbors (Ref. 9002), on sand and rocky substrates (Ref. 9563). Form schools (Ref. 9563). Preys mainly on small crustaceans (Ref. 32835).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.05.95
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 22.02.12

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