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Pseudupeneus maculatus

(Spotted goat fish)


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Common Names

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Common Names in Danish:

Plettet mulle

Common Names in Dutch:


Common Names in English:

Copper pilot, Goat mullet, goatfish, Queen mullet, red goatfish, Souris jaune, Spotted goat fish, Spotted goat-fish, Spotted goatfish

Common Names in French:

Barbaray jaune et gris, Barbaray rouge, Rouget barbet tacheté, Rouget-Barbet Tachet, Rouget-barbet tacheté, Souris jaune

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

斑点拟绯鲤, 斑點擬緋鯉

Common Names in Papiamento:

Barb, Mandinga

Common Names in Polish:

Sultanka Tr, Sultanka trójpalma

Common Names in Portuguese:

Beija moça, Beija-Mo, Beija-moça, Canai, Canaiú, Pirametara, Salamonete, Salm, Salmão pequeno, Salmão-pequeno, Salmonejo, Salmonete, Salmonete da pedra, Salmonete-da-pedra, Saramonete, Saramunete, Trilha

Common Names in Spanish:

chivo manchado, Pargo rojo, Salmonete, Salmonete colorado, Salmonete de roca, Salmonete manchado

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Chivo manchado, Pargo rojo, Salmonete, Salmonete colorado, Salmonete de roca, Salmonete manchado


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Inhabits shallow waters to depths of 90 m [1], especially over sand and rock bottoms in reef areas . Young juveniles often found on beds of seagrass, e.g. Thalassia .

Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -5,365 meters (0 to -17,602 feet).[2]

Biome: Marine .


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Feeds on small invertebrates [1].


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Mullus maculatusMullus maculatus Bloch • Mullus maculatus Bloch, 1793 • Pseudopeneus maculatusPseudopeneus maculatus (Bloch • Pseudopeneus maculatus (Bloch, 1793) • Pseudupeneus maculatusUpeneus maculatus (Bloch


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 21-Jul-1994

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Pseudupeneus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. barberinus (Goatfish) · P. chrysonemus (Yellow-Threaded Goatfish) · P. cyclostomus (Forsskal's Goatfish) · P. fraterculus (Twospot Goatfish) · P. grandisquamis (Bigscale Goatfish) · P. indicus (Indian Goatfish) · P. ischyrus (Longrayed Goatfish) · P. maculatus (Spotted Goat-Fish) · P. pleurostigma (Redmottled Goatfish) · P. porphyreus (Whitestriped Goatfish) · P. prayensis (West African Angelfish)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 05, 2008:



  1. Cervigón, F. (1993). Los peces marinos de Venezuela. Volume 2. Fundación Científica Los Roques, Caracas,Venezuela. 497 p. [back]
  2. Mean = -1,545.410 meters (-5,070.243 feet), Standard Deviation = 2,979.570 based on 79 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06