Black-spot goatfish

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Parupeneus spilurus
Parupeneus signatus (Black-spot Goatfish).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae
Genus: Parupeneus
Species: P. spilurus
Binomial name
Parupeneus spilurus
(Bleeker, 1854)
  • Upeneus spilurus Bleeker, 1854
  • Upeneus signatus Günther, 1867
  • Parupeneus signatus (Günther, 1867)
  • Pseudupeneus jeffi J. D. Ogilby, 1908

Parupeneus spilurus, the blackspot goatfish, is a species of goatfish native to the western Pacific ocean, from Japan to Australia and New Zealand. An inhabitant of coral reefs, it can be found at depths of from 10 to 80 metres (33 to 262 ft). This species can reach a length of 50 centimetres (20 in) TL. It is a commercially important species.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Parupeneus spilurus" in FishBase. December 2013 version.