Scientific Name
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus  
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus黃帶擬鬚鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1801) Depth 5 - 35M
Chinese 黃帶擬鬚鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃帶擬羊魚 
Max Length 43 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 秋姑、鬚哥、汕秋哥仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality No locality 
Synonyms Mulloides flavolineatus, Mulloides samoensis, Mulloidichthys auriflamma, Mulloidichthys samoensis, Mulloidichtys flavolineatus, Mullus flavolineatus, Parupeneus flavolineatus, Upeneus flavolineatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1801 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0078369. ASIZP0078370. ASIZP0807140. ASIZP0807141. ASIZP0917140. ASIZP0917141. NMMBP05828. NMMBP05846. SU49418.  
Barcode2016-01-26,Yu-Ming,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Yu-Ming,CO1,100%
Common Name Sand weke; Samoan goatfish; Pallid goatfish; Yellowstripe goatfish; Yellow-striped goatfish; White weke; Bait goatfish; Gold-lined goatfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, and moderately compressed. Chin with a pair of slender barbels which usually do not reach posterior margin of preopercle, their length 1.4 to 1.65 times in head length; snout long; mouth small, maxilla not reaching front edge of eye; villiform teeth in a band in jaws; no teeth on roof of mouth. First gill arch with 8 or 9 gill rakers on upper limb, 18 to 22 on lower limb (total 25 to 30). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII slender spines, and the second with 9 soft rays; anal fin with I spine and 7 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 16 to 18. Lateral-line scales 33 to 36; 5 rows of scales between dorsal fins, and 11 or 12 rows along upper part of caudal peduncle. Body silvery white with a yellow stripe on side of body at level of eye, usually containing a blackish spot above posterior part of pectoral fins; barbels white; fins whitish to pale yellowish; peritoneum blackish.
habitats This occasionally schooling species inhabits shallow sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Large adults are often found solitary on sand slopes with other species following to feed on prey that are disturbed when the goatfish is feeding (Re 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to the Ryukyu and Bonin Islands, south to Lord Howe and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility Consumed fresh, dried, or used as bait.