Upeneus vittatus (Forsskål, 1775)
yellowstriped goatfish, Bar-tailed goat-fish, Goat fish, Striped goatfish, Yellow striped goat fish, Yellow-banded goatfish, bandedtail goatfish, bartailed goatfish, goatfish, yellowbanded goatfish
Euryhaline (Ref. 12743). Inhabits sandy lagoons and sheltered coastal waters. Also found over muddy bottoms (Ref. 5213). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Often in groups (Ref. 9710). In the north-east coast of India, the male to female ratio was 1:1.5 in most months (Ref. 28761). Feeds primarily on small crustaceans. Marketed fresh (Ref. 5284).