Bartail Goatfish (species: Upeneus tragula) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Upeneus tragula
Bartail Goatfish

©Anne Hoggett: Upeneus tragula about 4 cm long at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, on soft bottom away from reefs.

©Anne Hoggett: Upeneus tragula about 7 cm long on NE side of Lizard Island, 24 metres depth

©Anne Hoggett: A small (4 cm) Upeneus tragula over the reef flat on the eastern side of Lizard Island at night.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Mullidae
Genus Upeneus
Species Upeneus tragula



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Leis, J.M. and B.M. Carson-Ewart (2000). Larvae of Indo-Pacific Coastal Fishes Brill, Leiden, pp. 1-850. LIRS catalog number 660.

Other references

  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Reef fish community structure and dynamics: in interaction between local and larger-scale processes? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 19-29. LIRS catalog number 448.
  • Fisher, R., J.M. Leis, D.L. Clark and S.K. Wilson (2005). Critical swimming speeds of late-stage coral reef fish larvae: variation within species, among species and between locations, Marine Biology, 147: 1202-1212. LIRS catalog number 934.
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