Scientific Name
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis  
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis金帶擬鬚鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1831) Depth 5 - 30M
Chinese 金帶擬鬚鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 無斑擬羊魚 
Max Length 38 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 秋姑、鬚哥、臭肉(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Vanicolo 
Synonyms Mullodichthys vanicolensis, Mulloides auriflamma, Mulloides erythrinus, Mulloides vanicolensis, Mulloidichthys flavolineatus, Mulloidichtys vanicolensis, Pseudopeneus vanicolensis, Pseudupeneus vanicolensis, Upeneus vanicolensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1831 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Stepien, C. A. etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0056412. ASIZP0058792. ASIZP0078371. ASIZP0807142. ASIZP0917142. FRIP21203. NMMBP06680. NMMBP06684. NMMBP08721. NTMP0744. NTUM00734. NTUM03147.  
Common Name Red weke; Non-spotted goatfish; Red goatfish; Yellow goatfish; Yellow fin goatfish; Yellowfin goatfish; Yellowstripe goatfish; Flame goatfish; Golden banded goatfish; Goldenstripe goatfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate, and moderately compressed. Chin with a pair of slender barbels which reach posterior to rear margin of preopercle; snout not 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 to 10 gill rakers on upper limb, 23 to 26 on lower limb (total 32 to 36). 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 whitish to pink with a yellow stripe edged in pale blue on body at level of upper end of gill opening; no black spot within yellow stripe; barbels white to yellowish; fins yellow.
habitats This occasionally schooling species inhabits sandy bottoms of reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs. In large inactive aggregations by day, dispersing to sand flats to feed at night. Sometimes mixes with blue-striped snapper Lutjanus kasmira and shows bl 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in southern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh.