Mullidae

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Bilateria:Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Sub Phylum: Vertebrata
Super Class: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Sub-Class: Neopterygii
Infra Class: Teleostei
Super Order: Acanthopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae
Genus: Mulloidichthys - Parupeneus - Upeneichthys - Upeneus


Introduction

Commonly referred to as Goatfish.

Characteristics

Medium elongate fishes with pair of barbels on chin, 2 dorsal fins, large scales and forked tail. The chemosensory barbels are thrust in sand or holes to detect prey.[1]

Classification

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Resources

References

  1. (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.