Dot-Dashed Goatfish

Parupeneus barberinus
Poisson chèvre à bande noire

Interesting facts

This is the largest goatfish. It has a pearly white body and a brown stripe that goes from the muzzle to the peduncle punctuated by a spot of the same color. This fish is active both night and day. We find it on the sandy-detritic expanses of the lagoon, in passes, and rarely, on the oceanic slope. it can be found up to 330 feet deep and eats benthic invertebrates.


Photo Credit: John Hoover