Yellow goatfish






DESCRIPTION

The Yellow Goatfish or Yellowsaddle Goatfish (Mulloidichthys Martinicus) is a species of Goatfish native to the Atlantic Ocean around the coasts of Africa and the Americas. This species can reach a length of 15.5″ inches, but most reach only about 11″ inches. They are of minor importance to local commercial fisheries, even though they have been reported to carry the ciguatera toxin.

Yellow Goatfish or Yellowsaddle Goatfish are benthic feeders, using a pair of long chemo-sensory barbels (“whiskers”) protruding from their chins to rifle through the sediments in search of a meal. Yellow Goatfish or Yellowsaddle Goatfish usually feed on smaller fish, hunting in a school during the day, and alone at night.