Dot-and-dash Goatfish, Parupeneus barberinus (Lacépède 1801)


Other Names: Dash-and-dot Goatfish, Dash-dot Goatfish, Dot And Dash Goat-fish, Half and Half Goatfish, Spotted Golden Goatfish

A Dot-and-dash Goatfish, Parupeneus barberinus, at Steve's Bommie nr Ribbon Reef #3, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, December 2001. Source: Erik Schlogl / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A whitish goatfish with a dark brown to black stripe from the snout through the eye to below the rear of the dorsal fin, a yellow stripe above the dark stripe, and a large black spot on the middle of the caudal peduncle.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Parupeneus barberinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/586

Dot-and-dash Goatfish, Parupeneus barberinus (Lacépède 1801)

More Info


Distribution

Offshore reefs of Western Australia, and Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and reefs in the Coral Sea, to Sydney, New South Wales; also Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean, and Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.
Inhabits sand/rubble areas near reefs and seagrass beds.

Features

Dorsal fin VIII + 9; Anal fin I, 7; Pectoral fin 16-18; Gill rakers 6-7 + 20-25 = total 26-31. 
Body moderately elongate, depth 3.3-3.7 in SL; head length (HL) 2.6-3.0 in SL; snout length 1.45-2.1 in HL (snout relatively longer with growth); barbel length 1.4-1.6 in HL; longest dorsal spine 1.15-1.75 in HL (longer with growth); penultimate dorsal soft ray about equal to last ray in young, 1.2 in last ray in large adults; pectoral fins 1.5-1.75 in HL; pelvic fins 1.35-1.6 in HL.

Colour

Body whitish with a dark brown to black stripe (red on fish in deeper water) from upper lip through eye to below posterior part of second dorsal fin or anteriorly on upper caudal peduncle; body above stripe yellow or yellowish gray; body below whitish, the scale edges narrowly gray to brownish red; a black or red spot larger than eye at midbase of caudal fin; some large adults with centers of scales below dark stripe pale blue, the edges yellow or with yellow spots, especially posteriorly; peritoneum dark brown.

Feeding

Forages over sand and rubble areas, using its chin barbels to probe the sand. Feeds on benthic invertebrates such as polychaete worms, crustaceans and small molluscs.

Fisheries

Taken in demersal artisanal fisheries in much of its range.

Species Citation

Mullus barberinus Lacépède 1801, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 3: 383, 406, pl. 13(3). Type locality: Moluccas, Indonesia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Dot-and-dash Goatfish, Parupeneus barberinus (Lacépède 1801)

References


Allen, G.R. 1993. Fishes of Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 44: 67-91 

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. 

Allen, G.R. & Russell, B.C. 1986. Part VII Fishes. pp. 79-103 in Berry, P.F. (ed.). Faunal Surveys of the Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef and Seringapatam Reef, northwestern Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 25: 1-106 

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21 

Allen, G.R. & Steene, R.C. 1988. Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean. Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 197 pp.

Cuvier, G.L. 1829. Le Règne Animal Distribué d'après son Organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée. Poissons. Paris : Fortin, Masson et Co. Vol. 2 Nouvelle édition, pp. 122-406. 

Francis, M. 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 136-170 figs 1-2 

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp.

Hutchins, J.B. 1994. A survey of the nearshore reef fish fauna of Western Australia's west and south coasts — The Leeuwin Province. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 46: 1-66 figs 1-6 

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270 

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3) 

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. 

Lacépède, B.G. 1801. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : chez Plassan Vol. 3 558 pp. 34 pls. 

Macleay, W.J. 1883. Contribution to the knowledge of the fishes of New Guinea. No. 4. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1 8(2): 252-280 (as Upeneus filamentosus)

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls. 

Randall, J.E. 2001. Mullidae. pp. 3175-3200 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. 

Randall, J.E. 2004. Revision of the goatfish genus Parupeneus (Perciformes: Mullidae), with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 36: 1-64 pls 1-16 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. 

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2 

Russell, B.C., Larson, H.K., Hutchins, J.B. & Allen, G.R. 2005. Reef fishes of the Sahul Shelf. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory Supplement 1 2005: 83-105 

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Williams, I. 2016. Parupeneus barberinus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T69181941A115459034. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T69181941A69183269.en. Downloaded on 28 July 2018.

Wahbeh, M.I. & Ajiad, A. 1985. Reproductive biology and growth of the goatfish, Parupeneus barberinus (Lacepede), in Aquaba, Jordan. Journal of Fish Biology 26: 583-590.

Whitley, G.P. 1929. Fishes from the Ongtong Java, Melanesia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 54(2): 91-95 (as Pseudupeneus (Hogbinia) filamentosus)

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37355022

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-100 m

Habitat:Reef associated, sand/rubble areas

Max Size:60 cm TL

Species Maps

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