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Taxonomy Name Parupeneus heptacanthus
Class Osteichthyes
Order
Genus Parupeneus
Family Mullidae
DOF Valid Name Biji nangka tanda merah
Common Name Blackspot goatfish, Goatfish, Spotted golden goatfish
Fish Base Name Cinnabar goatfish
Local Name Biji nangka, Biji nangka karang, Butir nangka, Lebai
Synonym
Original author Parupeneus heptacanthus
Body Color
Spesific Description

Body color:

Body brownish yellow to light red (deeper-dwelling fish more red), the edges of the scales darker, shading to silvery white ventrally; adults with a small reddish brown spot on upper side of body just below seventh and eighth lateral-line scales; an indistinct narrow yellow stripe often visible above the lateral line (more evident in juveniles and subadults); dorsal body scales often with a pale blue or pearly spot; faint iridescent blue lines extending dorsoposteriorly and ventroanteriorly from eye, and often a parallel one on the cheek below eye; second dorsal and anal fins with faint pale blue or pink narrow bands alternating with pale yellow

Specific Description:

Dept range 12-350 m, usually ?-60 m