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n. pl. goatfish or goat·fish·es
Any of various fishes of the family Mullidae of warm seas, having two sensory barbels on the chin and usually a brightly colored body. Also called red mullet.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) the US name for red mullet



n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
any tropical reef fish of the family Mullidae, with two barbels on the chin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goatfish - brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbelsgoatfish - brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels
mullet - bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
genus Mullus, Mullus - type genus of the Mullidae: goatfishes
Mullus auratus, red goatfish - body bright scarlet with 2 yellow to reddish strips on side
Mulloidichthys martinicus, yellow goatfish - schooling goatfish; greyish with yellow stripe
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The spotted goatfish Pseudupeneus maculatus (Bloch, 1793) is a demersal marine fish that is frequently found in shallow coral reef waters, along the entire western Atlantic seaboard from New Jersey, USA, to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Lessa & Nobrega, 2000, Hostim-Silva et al.
Those characteristically from shelf break area, usually included in the incidental captures, were the argentine goatfish (Mullus argentinae), grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus), whitemouth croaker (Micropogonias furnieri), flounders (Paralichthys spp.
The types of fish he consumed included southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii), spotted sillago (Sillaginodes punctatus), and southern goatfish (Upeneichthys vlamingii).
There have been many studies on the growth of goatfishes; but none of these were on evaluation of growth of different goatfish stocks.
And introductions such as the goldband goatfish and a kind of spiny oyster have wiped out their native counterparts.
A similar relationship was observed in the laboratory and field by McCormick and Molony (1995) in the tropical goatfish Upeneus tragula.
Sensory, microbiological and chemical assessment of the freshness of red mullet (Mullus barbatus) and goldband goatfish (Upeneus moluccensis) during storage in ice.
Ibrahim; the Gulf Arabic name for a breed of Goatfish, in addition to crabs and
We swirl past a shipwreck and bob around coral, while yellow goatfish, blue tangs and trumpetfish swim busily past our porthole.
Goatfish flicked their forked whiskers into the sand looking for buried invertebrates--I might as well have been watching a squirrel nosing around for acorns in a park.