Upeneus pori, Por's goatfish

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Upeneus pori Ben-Tuvia & Golani, 1989

Por's goatfish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Mulliformes (Goatfishes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Upeneus: Greek, ypene, -es = upper lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 52 m (Ref. 123119), usually - m (Ref. ).   Subtropical; 0°C -

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Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to Oman, Madagascar, South Africa, Eastern Mediterranean (via Suez Canal).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VII,9; pectoral fins 13-15; gill rakers 7-8 + 18-21 = 25-29. Measurements as % SL: body depth at first dorsal fin origin 21-24, at anus 18-22; caudal-peduncle depth 8.8-10; maximum head depth 18-21; head depth through eye 14-16; head length 26-380; snout length 9.5-12; orbit length 5.8-7.8; upper jaw length 9.9-12; barbel length 16-19; caudal-fin length 27-29; anal-fin height 14-17; pelvic-fin length 19-23; pectoral-fin length 18-22; first dorsal-fin height 18-22 with dorsal spines proportionally decreasing in height; second dorsal-fin height 13-17. Caudal fin of adults with 11-16 total bars, upper caudal-fin lobe with 5-6 reddish or red-brown bars, with 4-5 (rarely 3) bars distally from fork, and 1 bar close to lobe base, mostly narrower than the pale interspaces between bars; the ventral half side of lower lobe with 5-9 red, red-brown or grey bars, extending to a broad red, brown or dark-grey stripe along middle of lobe; inner, dorsal third of lower caudal-fin lobe with 3-4 red, red-brown or grey bars; when preserved the caudal-fin bar pigmentation often retained; fresh fish sometimes with a faint or (in life) conspicuous red or red-brown mid-lateral stripe from snout through eye to caudal-fin base, not retained in preservative. Colouration: barbels are white or creamy white in fresh fish; head and body colour white, pale grey or pale yellow ventrally and red brown or grey dorsally; the belly is white; when preserved the is body pale brown ventrally and often dorsally darkened (Ref. 123119).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow littoral zone to 52 m depth (Ref. 123119); shallow dpeth from Khalaf et al., 1997 (Ref. 48643). Feeds on hypobenthic invertebrates, mainly crustaceans and, to a lesser extent, polychaetes, which they detect with their barbels (Ref. 43448).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 13 August 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 19.3 - 27.6, mean 25.6 °C (based on 548 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00680 - 0.01066), b=3.09 (3.06 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .