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Manybar Goatfish

Parupeneus multifasciatus


These common goatfish are grayish, redishm or purpleish, usually with two broad light bars which becomes bright white when the fish are swimming, they can change color dramatically. They have a forked tail and two dorsal fins. They are easily recognize with their barbels, reminiscent of a goat's beard, with which they busily use to taste the sand for: worms, mollusc, and other invertebrate but they feed mainly of shrimp and crab/


Common on Hawaiian reefs


Not easy to see but in the first picture part of the goat can be noted. The second picture of a smaller of the same specie.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2014
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014

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