Taxonomy Name Parupeneus multifasciatus
Class Osteichthyes
Genus Parupeneus
Family Mullidae
DOF Valid Name Biji nangka belang
Common Name Banded goatfish, Goatfish
Fish Base Name Manybar goatfish
Local Name Biji nangka, Biji nangka karang, Butir nangka, Lebai
Original author Parupeneus multifasciatus
Body Color Body grey to red, the margins of the margins of the scales often yellow, with a broad black bar on caudal peduncle and one beneath anterior part of second dorsal fin, the area between bars paler than rest of body (sometimes white)
Spesific Description A narrow dusky bar often present below interdorsal space, and one or two broad dark bars may be present anteriorly on side of body; head usually with a dark brown band from above upper lip through eye to upper end of gill opening; caudal fin yellowish to pink with narrow blue lengthwise bands; basal half of second dorsal fin od adults dusky anteriorly, black posteriorly, the outer half with narrow dark-edged blue and yellow bands; anal fin like outer part of second dorsal fin