|EMW id||FAO Species Category||Notes|
|EMW-453||Goatfishes||This category includes species in the family Mullidae (Goatfishes) and genus Upeneus.|
From FAO Fishstat, 59% and 41% capture of "Goatfishes" in 1999-2007 was from the Indian and Pacific Oceans respectively.
From fishbase.org, the smallest and 2 largest species in the genus Upeneus that are both of commercial or subsistence use and distributed in the Pacific or Indian Ocean are as follows:
Bensasi goatfish (Upeneus japonicus). Max length : 15.7 cm SL male/unsexed; common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed
Band-tail goatfish (Upeneus arge). Max length : 36.5 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed.
Finstripe goatfish (Upeneus taeniopterus). Max length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed.
Upeneus taeniopterus is used as the largest species due to lack of size information for Upeneus arge.