Scientific Name
Upeneus vittatus  
Upeneus vittatus多帶緋鯉
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 5 - 100M
Chinese 多帶緋鯉 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 多帶緋鯉 
Max Length 28 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 、秋姑、鬚哥 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Jiddah, Red Sea 
Synonyms Mullus vittatus, Upeneus vitatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Forsskål, P. 1775 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055569. ASIZP0058829. ASIZP0062391. ASIZP0064852. ASIZP0064890. ASIZP0074771. ASIZP0075234. ASIZP0080688. ASIZP0800437. ASIZP0800443. ASIZP0806708. ASIZP0910437. ASIZP0910443. ASIZP0916708. FRIP01173. FRIP20351. FRIP21553. NMMBP02668. NMMBP03549. NMMBP03592. NMMBP04511. NMMBP06685. NMMSTP00267. NTUM00755. NTUM00756. NTUM00757. NTUM02280. SU7989.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Striped goatfish; Yellowstriped goatfish; Yellowbanded goatfish; Yellow-banded goatfish; Yellow striped goat fish; Bandedtail goatfish; Goatfish; Goat fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate. Chin with 2 slender barbels, usually not reaching rear 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 21 on lower limb (total 21 to 25). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII spines, but first spine minute, and the second with 9 soft rays; anal fin with 7 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 15 to 17. Lateral-line scales 34 to 36; scales present on side of snout; small scales basally on second dorsal and anal fins. Body silvery greenish on back, silvery on sides, with 4 distinct narrow brassy yellow stripes on upper two-thirds of body; ventral part of body often yellow; upper lobe of caudal fin with 4 or 5 dark cross bands; lower lobe of caudal fin with 3 dark cross bands, the distal band nearly twice as broad and more intensely black than middle band; first dorsal fin broadly tipped with black, with 2 broad dusky yellow stripes below; second dorsal fin with 3 dusky yellow stripes; remaining fins whitish; barbels usually white; peritoneum dark brown to blackish.
habitats Inhabits sandy lagoons and sheltered coastal waters. Also found over muddy bottoms. Often in groups. In the north-east coast of India, the male to female ratio was 1:1.5 in most months. Feeds primarily on small crustaceans. 
Distribution Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and eastern Africa south to East London in South Africa and east to Micronesia, Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Society islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. It is found in western and southern  
Utility Marketed fresh or made into fish balls.