Goldband Goatfish (species: Upeneus moluccensis) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Upeneus moluccensis
Goldband Goatfish

©Anne Hoggett: Upeneus moluccensis at Linnet Reef
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Mullidae
Genus Upeneus
Species Upeneus moluccensis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 22 cm (Total Length) - applies to Males

Depth range

  • Up to 120 m



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • McCormick, M.I. (1992). The influence of pelagic life history on the quality of tropical goatfish (family Mullidae) at settlement, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 374.