Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Mullidae
Etymology: Upeneus: Greek, ypene, -es = upper lip (Ref. 45335); seychellensis: The name of this species seychellensis derives from the tiny distributional range currently known for this species, which is limited to a single trawling station close to the southeastern edge of the Seychelles Bank (Ref. 87809).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical; 5°S - 6°S, 56°E - 57°E
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles Bank (Ref. 87809).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87809); 11.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Dorsal fins VII+9; pectoral-fin rays 14-15; gill rakers 7+18-19=25-26; lateral-line scales 29-31; measurements in % SL: body depth at first dorsal-fin origin 20-22; body depth at anus 18-19; caudal-peduncle depth 9.2-9.6; maximum head depth 18-20; head length 27-30; caudal-fin length 28-30; anal-fin height 14-15; pelvic-fin length 20-21; pectoral-fin length 21; pectoral-fin width 3.9-4.2; first dorsal-fin height 19-20; total bars on caudal fin 5, all on upper caudal-fin lobe, with 4 red bars distally from fork and one red bar close to fin base; lower caudal-fin lobe with a broad carmine stripe bordered by a thin white margin dorsally and by a wider pale margin ventrally; lower caudal-lobe tip black; dorsal fins pale with reddish stripes; fin pigmentation not retained in preserved fish apart from remains of lower caudal-fin lobe tip and upper caudal-fin lobe bars; barbells pale reddish; body and head dorsally reddish, snout reddish, lateral and ventral side of body and head white in fresh fish; entire body uniformly pale beige in preserved fish, with a weak pale brown mid-body band (Ref. 87809).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Uiblein, F. and P.C. Heemstra, 2011. A new goatfish, Upeneus seychellensis sp. nov. (Mullidae), from the Seychelles Bank, with remarks on Upeneus guttatus and a key to Western Indian Ocean Upeneus species. Marine Biology Research 7:637-650. (Ref. 87809)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00445 - 0.01956), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .