Mulloidichthys

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Mulloidichthys
Mulloidichthys martinicus.jpg
Yellow goatfish (M. martinicus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae
Genus: Mulloidichthys
Whitley, 1929 [1]
Type species
Mullus flavolineatus
Lacépède 1801
Synonyms
  • Mulloides Bleeker, 1849 (pre-occupied)
  • Pseudomulloides A. Miranda Ribeiro, 1915 (uncertain)

Mulloidichthys is a genus of goatfishes native to coral and rocky reefs of the tropical Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.[2] Six species are recognized in this genus. Twenty-six species of digenean parasites have been reported [3] from these species.

Mulloidichthys vanicolensis

Species[edit]

There are currently seven recognized species in this genus:[4]

Species[5] Common name[5] Environment & range[6] IUCN status[7]
Mulloidichthys ayliffe Uiblein, 2011 Indian mimic goatfish Western Indian Ocan; Marine; subtropical; reef-dwelling. NE*
Mulloidichthys dentatus (T. N. Gill, 1862) Mexican goatfish Eastern Pacific Ocean; Marine; subtropical; reef-dwelling. LC**
Mulloidichthys flavolineatusT (Lacépède, 1801) Yellowstripe goatfish Indian to central Pacific Oceans; Marine; tropical; reef-dwelling. NE
Mulloidichthys martinicus (G. Cuvier, 1829) Yellow goatfish Atlantic Ocean; Marine; subtropical; reef-dwelling. NE
Mulloidichthys mimicus J. E. Randall & Guézé, 1980 Mimic goatfish Indian and eastern Pacific Oceans; Marine; tropical; reef-dwelling. NE
Mulloidichthys pfluegeri (Steindachner, 1900) Orange goatfish Indian and eastern Pacific Oceans; Marine; tropical; reef-dwelling. NE
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis (Valenciennes, 1831) Yellowfin goatfish Indian to central Pacific Oceans; Marine; tropical; reef-dwelling. NE

*) NE - Not Evaluated.
**) LC - Least Concern.
T) Type species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitley, G. P., 1929: Studies in ichthyology. No. 3. Records of the Australian Museum, 17(3): 101-143, Pls. 30-34.
  2. ^ Johnson, G.D. & Gill, A.C. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 186. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 
  3. ^ Bray, R. A., Justine, J.-L. & Cribb, T. H. 2007: Homalometron moraveci n. sp. (Digenea: Apocreadiidae) in the yellowfin goatfish, Mulloidichthys vanicolensis (Valenciennes, 1831) (Perciformes: Mullidae), from New Caledonia and the Great Barrier Reef, with a checklist of digeneans of Mulloidichthys species. Zootaxa, 1525, 41-49.
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Mulloidichthys in FishBase. December 2013 version.
  5. ^ a b Fish Identification at FishBase. Family Mullidae
  6. ^ Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994: Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p.
  7. ^ The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species