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lexID: 3439 AphiaID: 277991 Scientific: Mulloidichthys martinicus German: Gelbe Meerbarbe English: Yellow Goatfish Category: Goatfishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Mullidae (Family) > Mulloidichthys (Genus) > martinicus (Species) Initial determination: (Cuvier, ), 1829 Occurrence: , Barbados , Suriname , Guadeloupe Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, São Tomé e Principé, The Bahamas, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Trindade and Martim Vaz, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S. Sea depth: 0 - 49 Meter Size: up to 15.35" (39 cm) Temperature: 68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) Food: Brine Shrimps, Clams, Krill, Mysis, Plankton, Snails, Worms Tank: 1099.89 gal (~ 5000L) Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2010-12-11 23:40:01
Last edit: 2019-07-17 21:34:29
Mulloidichthys martinicus, also known as the Yellow Goatfish, ist widely found in to the Western Atlantic. From Bermuda and Florida to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Most to be found in Lagoons, reef faces and frontal reef slopes, at depths between 1 and 49 meters.
The Yellow Goatfish has a bright yellow to beige body with a distinctive yellow stripe from the eye to the tail fin. The tail is yellow. It feeds on benthic invertebrates.
Species: Mulloidichthys martinicus
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