Manybar goatfish

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Manybar goatfish
Parupeneus multifasciatus by NPS.jpg
Scientific classification
P. multifasciatus
Binomial name
Parupeneus multifasciatus
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
  • Mullus multifasciatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
  • Upeneus atrocingulatus Kner, 1870
  • Upeneus velifer R. Smith & Swain, 1882
  • Pseudupeneus moana D. S. Jordan & Seale, 1906

Parupeneus multifasciatus, the manybar goatfish, is a species of goatfish native to the eastern Indian Ocean Pacific Ocean where it is found from Christmas Island to the Hawaiian Islands and from southern Japan to Lord Howe Island. It is an inhabitant of coral reefs and can be found at depths of from 3 to 161 metres (9.8 to 528.2 ft). Males of this species can reach a length of 35 centimetres (14 in) TL while females only reach 17.9 centimetres (7.0 in) SL. This is a commercially important species as well as being sought after as a game fish. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Curtis-Quick, J. 2010. Parupeneus multifasciatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Downloaded on 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Parupeneus multifasciatus" in FishBase. December 2013 version.