Red Goatfish (Mulloidichthys pfluegeri)

Also known as Orange Goatfish, Pfluger's Goatfish, Red Weke, Rosy Goatfish

Description

Also known as Orange Goatfish, Pfluger's Goatfish, Red Weke, Rosy Goatfish.

Found in schools foraging for food over sand and limestone bottoms of reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, small fish and invertebrates.
When feeding they display four broad bars.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 15-110m
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/5985

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