Scientific Name
Parupeneus barberinus  
Parupeneus barberinus單帶海緋鯉
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1801) Depth 5 - 100M
Chinese 單帶海緋鯉 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 條斑副緋鯉 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 大條、秋姑、鬚哥、番秋哥(澎湖)、海汕秋哥(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 near the Moluccas 
Synonyms Mullus barberinus, Parupenaeus barberinus, Parupeneus berberinus, Pseudopeneus barberinus, Pseudupeneus barberinus   
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 ASIZP0059550. FRIP00816. FRIP20184. NMMBP02710. NMMBP03384. NMMBP04247. NMMBP06560. NMMBP06599. NMMBP08505. NMMBP08677. NMMSTP00744. NTUM03153. NTUM03154. NTUM03155. NTUM03156. NTUM03157. NTUM03158. NTUM03159. NTUM03160. NTUM03827. NTUM06812. NTUM06837.  
Common Name Dash-and-dot goatfish; Dot and dash goatfish; Dash-dot goatfish; Dash & dot goatfish; Dash and dot goatfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate, and moderately compressed. Chin with 2 slender barbels which usually reach posterior to rear margin of preopercle; snout long; dorsal profile of snout straight; mouth small, maxilla reaching only about 1/2 distance to front edge of eye; a single row of well-spaced, stout, conical teeth in jaws; no teeth on roof of mouth. First gill arch with 6 or 7 gill rakers on upper limb, 20 to 25 on lower limb (total 26 to 32). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII spines, the second fin with 9 soft rays; first dorsal-fin spine very short; longest dorsal-fin spine 1.15 to 1.7 times in head length; last ray of second dorsal and anal fins equal to or a little longer than penultimate ray; anal fin with I spine and 6 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 16 to 18 (usually 17). Lateral-line scales 27 or 28; 3 rows of scales between dorsal fins; 8 or 9 rows of scales along upper part of caudal peduncle. Body a black stripe from snout through lower part of eye and along back to below rear base of second dorsal fin; back above stripe light grey-brown to yellow, below whitish, the scale edges narrowly grey to reddish brown; a round black spot, larger than eye in adults, posteriorly on midside of caudal peduncle; diagonal pale blue lines alternating with brownish yellow extending dorsoposteriorly and ventroanteriorly from eye, with 1 or 2 parallel blue lines on cheek. Fish taken from deeper water are more red than those from the shallows; the dark stripe on body and spot on peduncle of the deep-dwelling fish may be red.
habitats Inhabits large sand patches as well as sand and rubble areas of reef flats, and lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of about 100 m. Forages on sand-dwelling invertebrates like polychaete worms and crustaceans.. Adults solitary or in small groups. Juvenile 
Distribution Occurs throughout most of the Indo-Pacific from East Africa south to South Africa and eastward to the Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands; north to southern Japan, south to Australia. Throughout Micronesia. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in 
Utility Marketed fresh.