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Parupeneus ciliatus (Lacepede 1802), the Whitesaddle Goatfish. Indo-Pacific, to the Tuamotus, but not Hawai'i or the Red Sea. To fifteen inches in length. An occasional import into the pet-fish trade. Image taken in Fiji.
 


Parupeneus cyclostomus (Lacepede 1801), the Goldsaddle Goatfish. Indo-Pacific out to Hawai'i, including the Red Sea. To twenty inches in length. Yellow form not found in Hawai'i. A young male in Fiji 2017.



Upeneus vittatus (Forsskal 1775), the Striped Goatfish. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea, East Africa over to Hawai'i. To ten inches in length. N. Sulawesi pic. 
 


The Blue-Spotted Jawfish, Opistognathus rosenblatti Allen & Robertson 1991, of Mexico's Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California in older, less PC texts) is a real striker, with brilliant blue dots over it's overall dark brownish body. The males become bright white in the front half of their bodies during spawning and courtship. To six inches total length. This one in captivity.
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