Bluestriped Goatfish vary greatly in colour from almost white to a deep red, with an orange to reddish-brown stripe and lines of blue dots along the sides, and often other blotches and markings. They have a distinct midlateral stripe, and yellow stripes on the dorsal fin|dorsal and anal fins.
Goatfish use their sensory chin barbels to probe the sediment on search of prey.
Very similar to and often confused with the Bluespotted Goatfish, (Upeneichthys vlamingii), which has a slightly longer head and the midlateral stripe is not as distinct.
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What habitats does Upeneichthys lineatus live in?
Sandy bottoms in sheltered waters such as in bays and harbours
What is the distribution of Upeneichthys lineatus?
Eastern and southeastern Australia including around Tasmania
How big does Upeneichthys lineatus grow?
Can grow to around 40cm
This does not mean that it cannot be found locally, just that I have not been able to verify records at the time this species was added to the database.
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