Bluespotted Goatfish

Upeneichthys vlamingii Cuvier 1829

A common and widespread goatfish across southern Australia.

Bluespotted Goatfish are highly variable in colour - often whitish to pale pink with a brownish to reddish stripe along the side, or reddish with bright blue spots and wavy lines, and usually with blue spots and dashes on fins.

Very similar to and often confused with the Buestriped Goatfish, (Upeneichthys lineatus), which has a slightly shorter head and a paler body stripe.

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What habitats does Upeneichthys vlamingii live in?

Inhabits bays, estuaries and sheltered coastal waters, usually on sandy and rubble bottoms near reefs in depths of 2-200 m. Juveniles often school in sheltered bays

What is the distribution of Upeneichthys vlamingii?

Widespread and often very common in southern Australia, including coastal waters of Tasmania

How big does Upeneichthys vlamingii grow?

Can grow up to about 40cm

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