Goldstripe Goatfish (species: Mulloidichthys vanicolensis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis
Goldstripe Goatfish

©Andy Lewis: Goldstripe Goatfish at the Ribbon Reefs, GBR.

©Alex Vail: Goldstripe Goatfish at MacGillivray Reef

©Alex Vail: A school of Goldstripe Goatfish at MacGillivray Reef
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Mullidae
Genus Mulloidichthys
Species Mulloidichthys vanicolensis



Distinguishing features

Bright yellow tail and other fins, white below, a yellow stripe from eye to tail, and usually yellow above.


  • Up to 30 cm (Length of specimen)

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

  • Cutmore, S.C., T.L. Miller, S.S. Curran, M.B. Bennett and T.H. Cribb (2013). Phylogenetic relationships of the Gorgoderidae (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda), including the proposal of a new subfamily (Degeneriinae n. subfam.). Parasitology Research, 112: 3063-3074. LIRS catalog number 1722.
  • Ho, H.W., R.A. Bray, S.C. Cutmore, S. Ward and T.H. Cribb (2014). Two new species of Phyllodistomum Braun, 1899 (Trematoda: Gorgoderidae Looss, 1899) from Great Barrier Reef fishes, Zootaxa, 3779: 551-562. LIRS catalog number 1790.
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