Goldsaddle Goatfish (Parupeneus cyclostomus)

Also known as Blue Goatfish, Bright Goatfish, Bright-saddled Goatfish, Gold-saddled Goatfish, Golden-spotted Goatfish, Red Mullet, Yellow Goatfish, Yellowsaddle Goatfish, Yellow-saddled Goatfish

Description

Also known as Blue Goatfish, Bright Goatfish, Bright-saddled Goatfish, Gold-saddled Goatfish, Golden-spotted Goatfish, Red Mullet, Yellow Goatfish, Yellowsaddle Goatfish, Yellow-saddled Goatfish.

Found singly or in small schools foraging for food over rock and rubble bottoms of reef flats, lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans, small fish, invertebrates and worms.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 2-125m
Widespread Indo-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/5990

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