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Mulloidichthys flavolineatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae
Genus: Mulloidichthys
Whitley, 1929
Type species
Mullus flavolineatus
Lacépède, 1801

Mulloides Bleeker, 1849
Pseudomulloides Miranda-Ribeiro, 1915

Mulloidichthys is a genus of fish in the family Mullidae native to coral and rocky reefs of the tropical Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean.[1][2]


There are currently 7 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Mulloidichthys in FishBase. January 2016 version.
  2. ^ Lieske, E. & Myers, R. (2002). Coral Reef Fishes: Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean Including the Red Sea. HarperCollins Publishers. p. 400. ISBN 9780691089959. 
  3. ^ Uiblein, F. (2011): Taxonomic review of Western Indian Ocean goatfishes of the genus Mulloidichthys (Family Mullidae), with description of a new species and remarks on colour and body form variation in Indo-West Pacific species. Smithiana Bulletin, 13: 51-73.
  4. ^ Fernandez-Silva, I., Randall, J.E., Golani, D. & Bogorodsky, S.V. (2016): Mulloidichthys flavolineatus flavicaudus Fernandez-Silva & Randall (Perciformes, Mullidae), a new subspecies of goatfish from the Red Sea and Arabian Sea. ZooKeys, 605: 131-157.