Parupeneus crassilabris

Double-bar goatfish | Doublebar Goatfish | Thicklipped Goatfish | Twobarred Goatfish | Parupeneus bifasciatus | Parupeneus trifasciatus
Parupeneus crassilabris
Parupeneus crassilabris, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Parupeneus crassilabris
Parupeneus crassilabris, North WA, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Parupeneus crassilabris
Parupeneus crassilabris, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Parupeneus crassilabris
Parupeneus crassilabris
Parupeneus crassilabris


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Two large black patches on side of pale body, first patch almost reaches pectoral fin base, the second below soft dorsal fin, and a large black patch over and behind eye. Very similar P. trifasciatus lacks the black patch over the eye, and only occurs in the Indian Ocean.


Max Size: 35 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.9-31°C

Depth: 1-80m

Habitat Generalization Index: 15.65

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Frequent (19.5% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Several (8 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.