Upeneus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1855)
It has an elongated body which has a sub-cylindrical anterior portion which becomes compressed towards the tail that is deeply forked. Like other mullids, it bears a pair of barbels on the chin. The back is pinkish-red in colour contrasting with the white belly, from which it is separated by single longitudinal yellow stripe which runs from the operculum to the caudal fin peduncle. The dorsal fins are yellow in colour with 3 parallel red bars while the pectoral fin is a similar colour but lacks markings and the pelvic fin is colourless. The upper lobe of caudal fin is whitish and has 5 or 6 black diagonal bars while the lower lobe is unmarked except for the hind margin which is black as the second bar of the upper lobe extends along it.
Records of Upeneus moluccensis
Sites where Upeneus moluccensis has been recorded in the Hellenic Seas.