Sidespot goatfish (species: Parupeneus pleurostigma) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Parupeneus pleurostigma
Sidespot goatfish

©Graham Edgar: Parupeneus pleurostigma at Cod Hole near Lizard Island

©craigjhowe: Parupeneus pleurostigma, Lizard Island area.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Mullidae
Genus Parupeneus
Species Parupeneus pleurostigma



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 33 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Community dynamics of tropical reef fishes: local patterns between latitudes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 7-18. LIRS catalog number 447.
  • Caley, M.J. and J. St John (1996). Refuge availability structures assemblages of tropical reef fishes, Journal of Animal Ecology, 65: 414-428. LIRS catalog number 458.
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