Also known as Blacksaddle Goatfish, Black-saddled Goatfish, Onespot Goatfish, Red Goatfish, Tailspot Goatfish.
Found singly or in small schools foraging for food over rock and sandy bottoms of estuaries and coastal reefs often where there is a strong current present.
They feed on benthic crustaceans and fish.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 1-80m
Widespread Western Pacific
Goatfish have two barbels extending form the chin, these are used to probe the sand for food such as worms, brittle stars, crustaceans and small fish.
They often have other fish in tow which hoover up any creatures left behind.
Some Goatfish can rapidly change colour and spots that were there magically disappear! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/6626