Yellowstripe goatfish
(Mulloidichthys flavolineatus)


Species: Mulloidichthys flavolineatus

General data

Scientific names: Yellowstripe goatfish
Habitat: Saltwater
Climates: Tropical, Subtropical

The yellowstripe goatfish (Mulloidichthys flavolineatus) is a species of goatfish native to the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.

Color ranges from grey to white on its sides with red-orange to pure yellow fins.

In order to keep itself safe at night it is able to camouflage and blend in to the color of its surroundings. This prevents the fish from being spotted by predators. It is a schooling species, generally found feeding in large groups.

The yellowstripe goatfish occurs in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean in nearshore sandy bottoms and shore reefs at depths of less than 100 meters. It spawns in Hawaii throughout the year with increased activity from February through June.

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