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Family: Mullidae Goatfishes (See list of species below)




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84 species (see list below)

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

Photo by Field, R.
 
Mulloidichthys ayliffe
[Indian mimic goatfish]
Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Mulloidichthys dentatus
[Mexican goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus
[Yellowstripe goatfish]
Photo by Pialek, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 39.400001525879 cm TL

Photo by Pialek, L.
 
Mulloidichthys martinicus
[Yellow goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mulloidichthys mimicus
[Mimic goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mulloidichthys pfluegeri
[Orange goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis
[Yellowfin goatfish]
Photo by INIDEP

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL

Photo by INIDEP
 
Mullus argentinae
[Argentine goatfish]
Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL

Photo by JAMARC
 
Mullus auratus
[Red goatfish]
Photo by Luquet, D.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 33.200000762939 cm SL

Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Mullus barbatus barbatus
[Red mullet]
Photo by Otel, V.

Black Sea and Sea of Azov
Max. Length 22 cm TL

Photo by Otel, V.
 
Mullus barbatus ponticus
[]
Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Mullus surmuletus
[Surmullet]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus angulatus
[]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus barberinoides
[Bicolor goatfish]
Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Parupeneus barberinus
[Dash-and-dot goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 19 cm SL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus biaculeatus
[Pointed goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.60000038147 cm SL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus chrysonemus
[Yellow-threaded goatfish]
Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL

Photo by CSIRO
 
Parupeneus chrysopleuron
[Yellow striped goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus ciliatus
[Whitesaddle goatfish]
Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Parupeneus crassilabris
[]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus cyclostomus
[Gold-saddle goatfish]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus diagonalis
[]
Photo by Field, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL

Photo by Field, R.
 
Parupeneus forsskali
[Red Sea goatfish]
Photo by King, D.R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.299999237061 cm SL

Photo by King, D.R.
 
Parupeneus fraserorum
[]
Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Parupeneus heptacanthus
[Cinnabar goatfish]
Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Parupeneus indicus
[Indian goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus insularis
[Twosaddle goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus jansenii
[Jansen's goatfish]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus louise
[]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus macronemus
[Long-barbel goatfish]
Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL

Photo by Field, R.
 
Parupeneus margaritatus
[Pearly goatfish]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus minys
[]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus moffitti
[]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus multifasciatus
[Manybar goatfish]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus nansen
[]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacfiic
Max. Length 24.89999961853 cm SL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus orientalis
[Rapanui goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus pleurostigma
[Sidespot goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus porphyreus
[]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus posteli
[]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus procerigena
[]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus rubescens
[Rosy goatfish]
No picture found
 
Parupeneus seychellensis
[]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus spilurus
[Blackspot goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Included in the Parupe
Max. Length 35 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parupeneus trifasciatus
[Doublebar goatfish]
Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudupeneus grandisquamis
[Bigscale goatfish]
Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pseudupeneus maculatus
[Spotted goatfish]
Photo by Pinheiro, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm SL

Photo by Pinheiro, P.
 
Pseudupeneus prayensis
[West African goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm FL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneichthys lineatus
[Blue-striped mullet]
No picture found
 
Upeneichthys stotti
[Stott's goatfish]
Photo by Danna, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL

Photo by Danna, P.
 
Upeneichthys vlamingii
[Southern goatfish]
Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

Photo by CSIRO
 
Upeneus asymmetricus
[Asymmetrical goatfish]
Photo by Schulz, S.

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 9 cm SL

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

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 24 cm SL

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

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus doriae
[Gilded goatfish]
No picture found
 
Upeneus filifer
[Pennant goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.2199997901917 cm SL

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

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL

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

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL

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

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm SL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus indicus
[Tall-fin goatfish]
No picture found
 
Upeneus itoui
[Oriental Goatfish]
Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.699999809265 cm SL

Photo by CSIRO
 
Upeneus japonicus
[Bensasi goatfish]
Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL

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

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL

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

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm SL

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

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL

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

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

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

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL

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

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm SL

Photo by Field, R.
 
Upeneus oligospilus
[Short-fin goatfish]
Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Upeneus parvus
[Dwarf goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm TL

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

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus quadrilineatus
[Four-stripe goatfish]
No picture found
 
Upeneus randalli
[]
No picture found
 
Upeneus seychellensis
[Tailstripe goatfish]
No picture found
 
Upeneus stenopsis
[Narrow-tail goatfish]
Photo by Heemstra, P.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

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

Western Pacific
Max. Length 24.10000038147 cm SL

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

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL

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

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL

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

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm SL

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

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL

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

Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 25 cm TL

Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Upeneus tragula
[Freckled goatfish]
No picture found
 
Upeneus vanuatu
[Vanuatu goatfish]
Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Upeneus vittatus
[Yellowstriped goatfish]
No picture found
 
Upeneus xanthogrammus
[]
84 Species of Family Mullidae
(Goatfishes)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Mulloidichthys ayliffe Indian mimic goatfish Western Indian Ocean 24.5 SL
Mulloidichthys dentatus Mexican goatfish Eastern Pacific 31 TL
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus Yellowstripe goatfish Indo-Pacific 43 TL
Mulloidichthys martinicus Yellow goatfish Western Atlantic 39.4 TL
Mulloidichthys mimicus Mimic goatfish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
Mulloidichthys pfluegeri Orange goatfish Indo-Pacific 40 SL
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis Yellowfin goatfish Indo-Pacific 38 TL
Mullus argentinae Argentine goatfish Southwest Atlantic 30 TL
Mullus auratus Red goatfish Western Atlantic 27 TL
Mullus barbatus barbatus Red mullet Eastern Atlantic 33.2 SL
Mullus barbatus ponticus Black Sea and Sea of Azov 22 TL
Mullus surmuletus Surmullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL
Parupeneus angulatus Western Indian Ocean 14.25 SL
Parupeneus barberinoides Bicolor goatfish Western Pacific 30 TL
Parupeneus barberinus Dash-and-dot goatfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL
Parupeneus biaculeatus Pointed goatfish Northwest Pacific. 19 SL
Parupeneus chrysonemus Yellow-threaded goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 19.6 SL
Parupeneus chrysopleuron Yellow striped goatfish Indo-West Pacific 55 TL
Parupeneus ciliatus Whitesaddle goatfish Indo-Pacific 38 TL
Parupeneus crassilabris Indo-West Pacific 38 TL
Parupeneus cyclostomus Gold-saddle goatfish Indo-Pacific 50 TL
Parupeneus diagonalis Western Indian Ocean, Réu 16.5 SL
Parupeneus forsskali Red Sea goatfish Indian Ocean 28 TL
Parupeneus fraserorum Western Indian Ocean 22.3 SL
Parupeneus heptacanthus Cinnabar goatfish Indo-West Pacific 36 TL
Parupeneus indicus Indian goatfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL
Parupeneus insularis Twosaddle goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
Parupeneus jansenii Jansen's goatfish Western Pacific 25 TL
Parupeneus louise Central Pacific 23 SL
Parupeneus macronemus Long-barbel goatfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
Parupeneus margaritatus Pearly goatfish Western Indian Ocean 23 TL
Parupeneus minys Western Indian Ocean 10.65 SL
Parupeneus moffitti Western Pacific 23.5 SL
Parupeneus multifasciatus Manybar goatfish Pacific Ocean 35 TL
Parupeneus nansen Western Indian Ocean 13.9 SL
Parupeneus orientalis Rapanui goatfish Southeast Pacfiic 24.9 SL
Parupeneus pleurostigma Sidespot goatfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL
Parupeneus porphyreus Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL
Parupeneus posteli Western Indian Ocean 15.2 SL
Parupeneus procerigena Western Indian Ocean 19.84 SL
Parupeneus rubescens Rosy goatfish Indo-West Pacific 43 TL
Parupeneus seychellensis Western Indian Ocean 23 SL
Parupeneus spilurus Blackspot goatfish Western Pacific 50 TL
Parupeneus trifasciatus Doublebar goatfish Included in the Parupe 35 TL
Pseudupeneus grandisquamis Bigscale goatfish Eastern Pacific 30 TL
Pseudupeneus maculatus Spotted goatfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
Pseudupeneus prayensis West African goatfish Eastern Atlantic 55 SL
Upeneichthys lineatus Blue-striped mullet Southwest Pacific 40 FL
Upeneichthys stotti Stott's goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 17.9 TL
Upeneichthys vlamingii Southern goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 35 TL
Upeneus asymmetricus Asymmetrical goatfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
Upeneus australiae Australian goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 9 SL
Upeneus davidaromi Darom's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 24 SL
Upeneus doriae Gilded goatfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
Upeneus filifer Pennant goatfish Western Central Pacific.
Upeneus francisi Francis' goatfish Southwest Pacific 7.22 SL
Upeneus guttatus Two-tone goatfish Indo-West Pacific 16 SL
Upeneus heemstra Heemstra goatfish Western Indian Ocean 15 SL
Upeneus indicus Tall-fin goatfish Western Indian Ocean 14 SL
Upeneus itoui Oriental Goatfish Currently known only from 12.29 SL
Upeneus japonicus Bensasi goatfish Western Pacific 15.7 SL
Upeneus luzonius Dark-barred goatfish Western Pacific 20 TL
Upeneus margarethae Margaretha's goatfish Indian Ocean 11 SL
Upeneus mascareinsis Mascarene goatfish Western Indian Ocean 18 SL
Upeneus moluccensis Goldband goatfish Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
Upeneus mouthami Moutham's goatfish Western Central Pacific 9.5 SL
Upeneus niebuhri Niebuhr’s goatfish Western Indian Ocean 11 SL
Upeneus oligospilus Short-fin goatfish Western Indian Ocean 17 SL
Upeneus parvus Dwarf goatfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
Upeneus pori Por's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 19 TL
Upeneus quadrilineatus Four-stripe goatfish Indo-West Pacific 17 SL
Upeneus randalli Western Indian Ocean 10.1 SL
Upeneus seychellensis Tailstripe goatfish Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL
Upeneus stenopsis Narrow-tail goatfish Pacific Ocean 13.1 SL
Upeneus suahelicus Swahili goatfish Western Indian Ocean 13.5 SL
Upeneus subvittatus Deep-water goatfish Western Pacific 24.1 SL
Upeneus sulphureus Sulphur goatfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL
Upeneus sundaicus Ochrebanded goatfish Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
Upeneus supravittatus Long-fin goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 14 SL
Upeneus taeniopterus Finstripe goatfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL
Upeneus tragula Freckled goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean to W 25 TL
Upeneus vanuatu Vanuatu goatfish Pacific Ocean 10 SL
Upeneus vittatus Yellowstriped goatfish Indo-Pacific 28 TL
Upeneus xanthogrammus Eastern Pacific. 20 TL



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