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Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-454

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-454Goatfishes, red mullets neiThis category includes species in the family Mullidae (Goatfishes).

From FAO Fishstat, 84% capture of “Goatfishes, red mullests nei” in 1999-2007 was from the Pacific Ocean.

Ignoring those species not distributed in this region, and those not indicated to be of commercial or subsistence importance, (using fishbase.org) the smallest and largest species are as follows:

Bensasi goatfish (Upeneus japonicas). Max size: 15.7 cm SL (male/unsexed).

Dash-and-dot goatfish (Parupeneus barberinus). Max size: 60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed).