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Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Lacepède 1801)


Currently Accepted Name: Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Lacepède 1801)

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Cyclosquamata
Order : Aulopiformes
Suborder : Percoidei
Family : Mullidae
Genus : Mulloidichthys
Species : flavolineatus

Selected Name

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Name: Mulloidichthys flavolineatus
Author: (Lacepède 1801)
Genus: Mulloidichthys
Species: flavolineatus

Current Name

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Current Name: Mulloidichthys flavolineatus
Current Author: (Lacepède 1801)
Current Genus: Mulloidichthys
Current Species: flavolineatus
Current Summary: Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Lacepède 1801) Mullidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Mullus flavolineatus
Original Author: Lacepède 1801
Original Genus Species: Mullus flavolineatus
Original Genus: Mullus
Original Species: flavolineatus

Original Description

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Original Name:Mullus flavolineatus Lacepède 1801
Reference: [ref. 2710]
Journal Acronym: BOOK
Journal: Historie naturelle des poissons.
Article: Histoire naturelle des poissons.
Citation: v. 3
Pages: i-lxvi + 1-558
Drawings: Pls. 1-34
Text Page: 384, 406
Type Locality: No locality.
Type Catalog: Bauchot et al. 1985:13 [ref. 20735].
Comments: Based on Commerson manuscript. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:309 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537].


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* Valid as Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Lacepède 1801).

Yamakawa in Masuda et al. 1984 - [ref. 6441] - The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokai Univ. Press. Page: 164

Kuiter 1993 - [ref. 23929] - Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. Page: 201

Francis 1993 - [ref. 25479] - Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Island, southwest Pacific Ocean. Page: 162

Randall 1995 - [ref. 22896] - Coastal fishes of Oman. Crowford House Publishing Pty Ltd, Bathurst, Australia. Page: 239

Allen 1997 - [ref. 23977] - Marine fishes of tropical Australia and south-east Asia. Western Australian Museum, Perth. Page: 140

Carpenter et al. 1997 - [ref. 23922] - FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of Kuwait, eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. FAO Rome. Page: 191

Randall et al. 1997 - [ref. 25919] - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Page: 208

Fricke 1999 - [ref. 24106] - Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez). An annotated checklist with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books. Page: 307

Johnson 1999 - [ref. 25471] - Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Page: 737

Randall 1999 - [ref. 25829] - Report on fish collections from the Pitcairn Islands. Page: 16

Randall in Randall & Lim 2000 - [ref. 25122] - A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Page: 622

Nakabo 2000 - [ref. 25182] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Second edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 874

Laboute & Grandperrin 2000 - [ref. 25191] - Poissons de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Page: 280

Randall & Earle 2000 - [ref. 25806] - Annotated checklist of the shore fishes of the Marquesas Islands. Page: 15

Allen 2000 - [ref. 25868] - Reef fishes recorded during the RAP survey of the Calamianes Islands. Page: 104

Iwatsuki et al. 2000 - [ref. 26368] - A preliminary list of the epipelagic and inshore fishes of Makassar (= Ujung Panang), South Sulawesi, Indonesia, collected mainly from fish markets between 23-27 January 2000, with notes on fishery catch statistics. Page: 102

Sakai et al. 2001 - [ref. 25693] - Annotated checklist of fishes collected from the rivers in the Ryukyu Archipelago. Page: 100

Hutchins 2001 - [ref. 25841] - Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Page: 264

Hutchins 2001 - [ref. 25847] - Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Page: 35

Randall 2001 - [ref. 26109] - Family Mullidae. In: Carpenter & Niem 2001 [ref. 26093] Page: 3181

Kim 2002 - [ref. 26347] - Comparative anatomy and phylogeny of the family Mullidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Page: 62

Nakabo 2002 - [ref. 26193] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 874

Allen & Adrim 2003 - [ref. 26830] - Coral reef fishes of Indonesia. Page: 41

Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003 - [ref. 27377] - Taxonomic composition, diversity and distribution of coastal fishes of the Arabian Sea. Page: S111

Myers & Donaldson 2003 - [ref. 27495] - The fishes of the Mariana Islands. Page: 628

Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003 - [ref. 27510] - Fishes of Bitung, northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Page: 109

Lobel & Lobel 2004 - [ref. 27576] - Annotated checklist of the fishes of Wake Atoll. Page: 72

Randall et al. 2004 - [ref. 27624] - Checklist of the shore and epipelagic fishes of Tonga. Page: 17

Adrim et al. 2004 - [ref. 27715] - Marine fishes recorded from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, South China Sea. Page: 121

Heemstra et al. 2004 - [ref. 27945] - Preliminary checklist of coastal fishes from the Mauritian island of Rodrigues. Page: 3322

Heemstra & Heemstra 2004 - [ref. 28072] - Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa. NISC and SAIAB. Page: 261

Randall 2005 - [ref. 28239] - Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Page: 292

* Valid as Mulloides flavolineatus (Lacepède 1801).

Dor & Ben-Tuvia in Dor 1984 - [ref. 17376] - CLOFRES. Checklist of the fishes of the Red Sea. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Page: 161

Ben-Tuvia 1986 - [ref. 5641] - Family 196: Mullidae (pp. 610-613). In: Smiths' Sea Fishes (Smith & Heemstra 1986 [ref. 5715]). Page: 610

Ben-Tuvia & Kissil 1988 - [ref. 12819] - Fishes of the family Mullidae in the Red Sea, with a key to the species in the Red Sea and the eastern Mediterranean. Page: 3

Winterbottom et al. 1989 - [ref. 13251] - An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Chagos Archipelago, Central Indian Ocean. Page: 40

Randall et al. 1990 - [ref. 15987] - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Page: 208

Goren & Dor 1994 - [ref. 25356] - An updated checklist of the fishes of the Red Sea. CLOFRES II. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem. Page: 44

Myers 1999 - [ref. 23965] - Micronesian reef fishes. A comprehensive guide to the coral reef fishes of Micronesia. 3rd revised ed. Coral Graphics, Guam. Page: 159

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: reef-associated
Depth Range: 5.0 to 35.0 metres
16.4 to 114.8 feet
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific.


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Maximum Length: 430mm(NG)
16.93" (NG)


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Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Lacepède 1801)
new combination
Mulloidichthys vanicolensis (Valenciennes 1831)
new combination
Mulloidichthys auriflamma (Forsskål 1775)misidentificationNo
Mulloides flavolineatus (Lacepède 1801)new combinationNo
Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Lacepède 1801)misidentificationNo
Mullus flavolineatus Lacepède 1801original combinationNo
Mulloides vanicolensis (Valenciennes 1831)new combinationNo
Upeneus vanicolensis Valenciennes 1831original combinationNo
Mulloides samoensis Günther 1874junior synonymNo
Mulloidichthys samoensis (Günther 1874)junior synonymNo
Mulloides erythrinus Klunzinger 1884junior synonymNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Yellowstripe goatfishFishWiseEnglish
Yellowstripe goatfishSouth AfricaEnglish
Yellowstripe goatfishSmiths' Sea FishesEnglish
Yellowstripe goatfishAustraliaEnglish
Yellowstripe goatfishUSAEnglish
Yellowstripe goatfishUnited KingdomEnglish
Yellowstripe goatfishRed SeaEnglish
Yellowstripe goatfishMicronesiaEnglish
Yellowstripe goatfishNiueEnglish
Geelstreep-bokvisSouth AfricaAfrikaans
Samoan goatfishUSAEnglish
Rouget à ligne jauneMaldivesFrench
Bait goatfishFrench PolynesiaEnglish
Gold-lined goatfishFrench PolynesiaEnglish
Pallid goatfishChristmas Island (Australia.)English
Sand wekeHawaii (USA)English
White wekeHawaii (USA)English
Yellow-striped goatfishHawaii (USA)English
Capucina à bande jauneFranceFrench
HiiloNew CaledoniaNenema
Ikan jangut kuningChristmas Island (Australia.)Other
JoMarshall Is, Rep. of theOther
JomeMarshall Is, Rep. of theOther
KaoNew CaledoniaJawe
KaweNew CaledoniaFwâi
KîîtNew CaledoniaNenema
KoumaTuamoto IslandsTuamotuan
OamaHawaii (USA)Hawaiian
Petit barbillonNew CaledoniaFrench
SalmoneteMarshall Is, Rep. of theOther
Salmonete de estria amarelaMozambiquePortuguese
Surmulet cordon jauneNew CaledoniaFrench
Te kairaKiribatiKiribati
TiauMarshall Is, Rep. of theOther
VeteFrench PolynesiaRapan
WekeHawaii (USA)Hawaiian
Weke 'aHawaii (USA)Hawaiian
Weke a'aHawaii (USA)Hawaiian
White wekeHawaii (USA)Hawaiian
WuwérikNorth MarianasSatawalese Carolinian

Images Library

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Dennis Polack South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay Jack Randall No Location Data Available
Jack Randall No Location Data Available Jack Randall Nuweiba Sinai
FAO Sri Lanka K.T. Shao Taiwan
G.V. Hermosa Jr. Oman D.C. Cook Philippines, Palawan, El Nido
Jack Randall Red Sea M. Trevor Marshall Is, Arno
Rick Winterbottom Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean Rick Winterbottom Fiji Is. Great Astrolabe Reef
Dennis Polack South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay, Bikini Ledge Dennis Polack Sulawesi (South), Wakatobi
Dennis Polack Sulawesi (South), Wakatobi Dennis Polack
Indonesia South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay, Antons
Dennis Polack
Indonesia South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay, Antons

Distribution of Mulloidichthys flavolineatus

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