Mulloidichthys flavolineatus   (Lacepede,   1801) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Max. size: 43cm

Color: A yellow-mid-lateral stripe from eye to tail and some yellow striping on cheek and along abdomen.

It has a longer snout, elongate body, fewer lower limb gill rakers.

Synonym (s)
Mulloides flavolineatus (Lacepede, 1801)
Mulloides samoensis Gunther, 1874
Mulloidichthys samoensis (Gunther, 1874)
Mulloidichtys flavolineatus (Lacepede, 1801)
Mullus flavolineatus Lacepede, 1801
Parupeneus flavolineatus (Lacepede, 1801)
Upeneus flavolineatus (Lacepede, 1801)

Common Name (s)
• Yellowstripe Goatfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Consumed fresh or dried, Ornamental fish)

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Crustaceans, mollusks, worms, heart urchins and foraminiferans


• Kerala INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Murty, VS (1996) Marine ornamental fishes of India Proceedings of the Seminar on Fisheries - A Multibillion Dollar Industry, Madras CMFRI 23-34 Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -
  • Varghese, M; Manisseri, MK; Ramamurthy, N; Geetha, PM; Thomas, VJ and Gandhi, A (2011) Coral reef fishes of Gulf of Mannar, S.E of India Fishing Chimes CMFRI 31(1) 38-40 Available at - NIO, Goa

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