Scientific Name
Upeneus moluccensis  
Upeneus moluccensis馬六甲緋鯉
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1855) Depth 10 - 120M
Chinese 馬六甲緋鯉 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 馬六甲緋鯉 
Max Length 22 cm TL  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 秋姑、鬚哥、秋高 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Amboina 
Synonyms Mulloides auriflamma, Mulloides flavolineatus, Mulloidichthys auriflamma, Upeneoides dubius, Upeneoides fasciolatus, Upeneoides moluccensis, Upeneus molluccensis, Upeneus mollucensis, Upeneus mulluscensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  P. Bleeker 1855 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057545. ASIZP0066607. ASIZP0801469. ASIZP0911469. FRIP01176. FRIP03224. FRIP21644. NMMBP05389. NMMBP05390. NMMSTP00064. NMNSF00222. NTUM03143. NTUM03144. NTUM03145. NTUM03146.  
Common Name Red goatfish; Goldband goatfish; Gold band goatfish; Gold bond goatfish; Golden stripe goatfish; Goldband goldfish; Goatfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate. Chin with 2 slender short barbels which do not reach posterior margin of preopercle. Mouth small; villiform teeth in a narrow band in jaws, on palatines, and in 2 small patches on vomer. First gill arch with 7 to 9 gill rakers on upper limb, 19 to 22 on lower limb (total 26 to 30). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII spines, but frist spine small, and the second with 9 soft rays; second and third dorsal-fin spines longest, 1.45 to 1.65 times in head length; anal fin with I spine and 7 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 15 to 17. Lateral-line scales 33 to 35; no scales on side of snout; small scales basally on second dorsal and anal fins; 5.5 scales between dorsal fins; 12 or 13 scales along dorsal edge of caudal peduncle. A golden yellow stripe about as broad as pupil from behind upper part of eye to upper base of caudal fin; back above stripe silvery pink, below silvery; snout silvery pink; upper lobe of caudal fin with 6 or 7 oblique red cross bars, the lower lobe red or longitudinally streaked with red; dorsal fins with red stripes; barbels white to pink; peritoneum brown to dark brown.
habitats Found in coastal waters with a muddy substrate. Forms large schools. Usually fast swimming with short stops to feed. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific from east coast of Africa to Southeast Asia; northward to Japan, southward to the northern coasts of Australia and New Caledonia. It is found in western, northern and northwestern Taiwa 
Utility Marketed fresh. Utilized for fish meal. Valued also for its roe.