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Samui Tides


Latin Name: Parupeneus Barberinoides


The most obvious features of the goat fish are the pair of “goats whiskers” otherwise called barbels, on its chin and the distinctively forked caudal (tail) fin. Other clues in the identification of this family include the two separated dorsal fins and elongated but solid body. Colouration ranges from the bright Yellow Fin Goat Fish (Mulloidichthys Vanicolensis) to the iridescent pink and blue multi-bar species (Parupeneus Multifasciatus). They are a medium sized fish, from 20cm up to 50cm fro the larger members of the family. Consisting of around sixty species there are size differences between the sexes, the male or female being noticeably larger dependent of the species.


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