Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Upeneichthys porosus (Cuvier, 1829)

Ahuruhuru, Goatfish, Red Mullet


Generic Combinations



Several species of Upeneichthys have been misidentified as this species in mainland Australia. It is currently recognised as endemic to New Zealand, with a single record from Norfolk Island.



Extra Distribution Information

Only recorded from Norfolk Island, based on a Queensland Museum specimen identified as Upeneichthys lineatus porosus (Hutchins 1990); subtropical, New Zealand

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Norfolk Island Province (21)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, marine, rock reef, sand bottom marine.

Extra Ecological Information

To 100 m.


Common Name References

Francis, M. 2001. Coastal Fishes of New Zealand. Auckland : Reed Publishing (NZ) 3rd edn, 103 pp. [47] (Ahuruhuru, Goatfish, Red Mullet)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
23-Feb-2015 MULLIDAE 04-Feb-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
11-Nov-2011 ADDED