Scientific Name
Upeneus sulphureus  
Upeneus sulphureus黃帶緋鯉
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1829 Depth 10 - 90M
Chinese 黃帶緋鯉 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鬚鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F382 Mullidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃帶緋鯉 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 秋姑、鬚哥、紅魚仔(澎湖)、汕秋哥仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Philippines 
Synonyms Upeneus sulphurus, Upeneus suophureus   
Reference The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1829 
Specimen List ASIZP0057666. ASIZP0066157. ASIZP0066430. ASIZP0066431. ASIZP0066709. ASIZP0067471. ASIZP0067473. ASIZP0073603. ASIZP0801955. ASIZP0801956. ASIZP0801957. ASIZP0802905. ASIZP0802906. ASIZP0806152. ASIZP0911955. ASIZP0911956. ASIZP0911957. ASIZP0912905. ASIZP0912906. ASIZP0916152. ASIZP0916939. FRIP01177.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Sulphur goatfish; Sulphur goat fish; Yellow goatfish; Sunrise goatfish; Yellow goat fish; Goat fish; Goatfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body slightly elongate. Chin with 2 slender barbels which usually reach or extend posterior to 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, 18 to 22 on lower limb (total 26 to 30). Two well-separated dorsal fins, the first with VIII spines, but first spine minute, 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 7 soft rays; pectoral-fin rays 14 to 17. Lateral-line scales 33 to 36; no scales on side of snout; small scales basally on second dorsal and anal fins. Body silvery greenish or pink dorsally, shading to silvery on sides and ventrally, with 2 narrow brassy yellow stripes on side of body; caudal fin without dark cross bands; first dorsal fin broadly tipped with black; rest of fin with 2 broad dusky yellow stripes, the narrow interspaces white; remaining fins dusky yellowish; barbels white; peritoneum brown to dark brown.
habitats Found in coastal waters, entering estuaries. Forms schools. Has appearance of sillaginids when schooling. 
Distribution Widely distributed in Indo-West Pacific from east Africa to southeast Asia, northward to the coast of China and southward to the northern coast of Australia. Also reported from New Caledonia and Fiji. It is mainly found in western and northern Taiwanese w 
Utility Marketed fresh or made into fish balls.