The yellow goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus), also known as yellowsaddle or goldsaddle goatfish (Parupeneus cyclostomus), is a white to pale pink fish with a yellow stripe from the eye to the caudal peduncle.
Yellow goatfish are tireless benthic feeders, using a pair of long chemosensory barbels ("whiskers") protruding from their chins to rifle through the sediments in search of a meal. May grow up to 39 centimetres (15 in) in length. They usually feed off of smaller fish, hunting in a school during the day, and alone at night.
Tropical waters of the Atlantic. The Yellow Goatfish can be found in the tropical waters around the United States, in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and around Cape Verde. They are not eaten.
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