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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae Goatfishes

Genus: Parupeneus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parupeneus angulatus Western Indian Ocean 14.3 SL 2009
Parupeneus barberinoides Bicolor goatfish Western Pacific 30 TL 1852
Parupeneus barberinus Dash-and-dot goatfish Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1801
Parupeneus biaculeatus Pointed goatfish Northwest Pacific. 19 SL 1846
Parupeneus chrysonemus Yellow-threaded goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 19.6 SL 1903
Parupeneus chrysopleuron Yellow striped goatfish Indo-West Pacific 55 TL 1843
Parupeneus ciliatus Whitesaddle goatfish Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1802
Parupeneus crassilabris Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1831
Parupeneus cyclostomus Gold-saddle goatfish Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1801
Parupeneus diagonalis Western Indian Ocean, Ré 16.5 SL 2004
Parupeneus forsskali Red Sea goatfish Indian Ocean 28 TL 1976
Parupeneus fraserorum Western Indian Ocean 22.3 SL 2009
Parupeneus heptacanthus Cinnabar goatfish Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1802
Parupeneus indicus Indian goatfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1803
Parupeneus insularis Twosaddle goatfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 2002
Parupeneus jansenii Jansen's goatfish Western Pacific 25 TL 1856
Parupeneus louise Central Pacific 23 SL 2004
Parupeneus macronemus Long-barbel goatfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1801
Parupeneus margaritatus Pearly goatfish Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1984
Parupeneus minys Western Indian Ocean 10.6 SL 2009
Parupeneus moffitti Western Pacific 23.5 SL 1993
Parupeneus multifasciatus Manybar goatfish Pacific Ocean 35 TL 1825
Parupeneus nansen Western Indian Ocean 13.9 SL 2009
Parupeneus orientalis Rapanui goatfish Southeast Pacfiic 24.9 SL 1933
Parupeneus pleurostigma Sidespot goatfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1831
Parupeneus porphyreus Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL 1903
Parupeneus posteli Western Indian Ocean 15.2 SL 1967
Parupeneus procerigena Western Indian Ocean 19.8 SL 2001
Parupeneus rubescens Rosy goatfish Indo-West Pacific 43 TL 1801
Parupeneus seychellensis Western Indian Ocean 23 SL 1963
Parupeneus spilurus Blackspot goatfish Western Pacific 50 TL 1854
Parupeneus trifasciatus Doublebar goatfish Indian Ocean 35 TL 1801

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