- any tropical and subtropical marine fish of the family Mullidae, having a pair of long barbels below the mouth.
Origin of goatfish
Also called red mullet.
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In the goatfish and surmullet the two chin barbels are highly specialized.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
- the US name for the red mullet
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