Mulloidichthys pfluegeri (Steindachner, 1900)
Orange goatfish
Mulloidichthys pfluegeri
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 30 - 110 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Reunion to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Society islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Tonga; Mariana and Marshall Islands in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-8
Biology:  This schooling species occurs at depths exceeding 30 m to at least 110 over sandy patches and limestone bottoms (Ref. 5439). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). It is mainly diurnal. May display four alternating dark red and light red bars on the body when feeding (Ref. 5439).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 March 2015 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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