Scientific Name
Parupeneus indicus  
Parupeneus indicus印度海緋鯉
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Shaw, 1803) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 印度海緋鯉 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 印度副緋鯉 
Max Length 45.0 cm TL   Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 秋姑、鬚哥、番秋哥(澎湖)、黑點秋哥(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. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality India 
Synonyms Mullus indicus, Mullus russelii, Parupenaeus indicus, Parupeneus malabaricus, Pseudupeneus indicus, Upeneus griseofrenatus, Upeneus indicus, Upeneus malabaricus, Upeneus waigiensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057103. ASIZP0057587. ASIZP0064821. ASIZP0064831. ASIZP0064887. ASIZP0064889. ASIZP0065847. ASIZP0800209. ASIZP0800210. ASIZP0800220. ASIZP0800249. ASIZP0801076. ASIZP0802013. ASIZP0802601. ASIZP0910209. ASIZP0910210. ASIZP0910220. ASIZP0910249. ASIZP0911076. ASIZP0912013. FRIP00817. FRIP00818. FRIP20338. FRIP20348. FRIP22089. NMMBP02719. NMMBP05315. NMMBP08506. NMMSTP00745. NMNSF00812. NTMP1315. NTOUP200712-054. NTUM03198. NTUM03199. NTUM03200. NTUM03201. NTUM03202. ...List all 55 records... 
Barcode2008-08-05,鄭惇遠,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2011-07-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Yellowspot goatfish; Indian goatfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate, and moderately compressed. Chin with 2 slender barbels which reach to or slightly beyond rear edge of preopercle. Snout moderate; dorsal profile of snout straight, becoming convex anterior to eye; mouth small, maxilla reaching 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 5 to 7 gill rakers on upper limb, 18 to 21 on lower limb (total 24 to 27). 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 1.5 to 1.8 times in head length; last ray of second dorsal and anal fin longer than penultimate ray; anal fin with I spine and 6 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 15 to 17 (usually 16). 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 greenish brown to reddish brown dorsally, the scale edges narrowly dark, shading to whitish or pale pink ventrally, with a roundish black spot larger then eye posteriorly on side of caudal peduncle, 2/3 of which lies above lateral line; a large, horizontallyelongate, yellow spot centred on lateral line below posterior part of first dorsal fin and interdorsal space; irregular pale blue lines radiating from eye; irregular oblique pale blue lines on second dorsal and anal fins; caudal fin with pale blue lines parallel with rays.
habitats Inhabits shallow sandy or silty areas of coastal and inner lagoon reefs. Occurs singly or in schools. Large adults usually at moderate depths to about 30 m. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific from East Africa to Samoa and Tonga, north to the Philippines, the Ogasawara Islands, south to New Caledonia; Palau to Kosrae, Caroline Islands in Micronesia. It is common in waters aro 
Utility Marketed fresh.