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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae Goatfishes

Genus: Upeneus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Upeneus asymmetricus Asymmetrical goatfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1954
Upeneus australiae Australian goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 16 SL 2002
Upeneus davidaromi Darom's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 24 SL 2001
Upeneus doriae Gilded goatfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1869
Upeneus filifer Pennant goatfish Western Central Pacific. 1910
Upeneus francisi Francis' goatfish Southwest Pacific 7.2 SL 1992
Upeneus guttatus Two-tone goatfish Indo-West Pacific 16 SL 1868
Upeneus heemstra Heemstra goatfish Western Indian Ocean 15 SL 2014
Upeneus indicus Tall-fin goatfish Western Indian Ocean 14 SL 2010
Upeneus itoui Oriental Goatfish Currently known only from 12.3 SL 2011
Upeneus japonicus Japanese goatfish Western Pacific 16.2 SL 1782
Upeneus lombok Lombok goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9.4 SL 2015
Upeneus luzonius Dark-barred goatfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1907
Upeneus margarethae Margaretha's goatfish Indian Ocean 11 SL 2010
Upeneus mascareinsis Mascarene goatfish Western Indian Ocean 18 SL 1967
Upeneus moluccensis Goldband goatfish Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1855
Upeneus mouthami Moutham's goatfish Western Central Pacific 9.5 SL 2006
Upeneus niebuhri Niebuhr’s goatfish Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 1976
Upeneus nigromarginatus Black-margined goatfish Western Pacific 27 SL 2014
Upeneus oligospilus Short-fin goatfish Western Indian Ocean 17 SL 1954
Upeneus parvus Dwarf goatfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1852
Upeneus pori Por's goatfish Western Indian Ocean 19 TL 1989
Upeneus quadrilineatus Four-stripe goatfish Indo-West Pacific 17 SL 1963
Upeneus randalli Western Indian Ocean 10.1 SL 2011
Upeneus saiab SAIAB goatfish Western Indian Ocean, Moz 10.2 SL 2013
Upeneus seychellensis Tailstripe goatfish Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2011
Upeneus stenopsis Narrow-tail goatfish Pacific Ocean 13.1 SL 2012
Upeneus suahelicus Swahili goatfish Western Indian Ocean 13.5 SL 2010
Upeneus subvittatus Deep-water goatfish Western Pacific 24.1 SL 1843
Upeneus sulphureus Sulphur goatfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1829
Upeneus sundaicus Ochrebanded goatfish Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1855
Upeneus supravittatus Long-fin goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean 14 SL 2010
Upeneus taeniopterus Finstripe goatfish Indo-Pacific 33 TL 1829
Upeneus torres Torres goatfish East Indian to Western Pa 10 SL 2014
Upeneus tragula Freckled goatfish Eastern Indian Ocean to W 25 TL 1846
Upeneus vanuatu Vanuatu goatfish Pacific Ocean 10 SL 2013
Upeneus vittatus Yellowstriped goatfish Indo-Pacific 28 TL 1775
Upeneus xanthogrammus Eastern Pacific. 20 TL 1892

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