Mullidae - goatfishes

Goatfishes, also referred to as "red mullets", are streamlined fishes with 2 widely-spaced dorsal fins, a forked tail and 2 barbels on the tip of their chin. The barbels have chemosensory receptors and are used to probe the sediment and crevices for food. Many are brightly colored, and they have the ability to change color rapidly, sometimes to blend in with their background. They are benthic and prefer a variety of habitats, mostly sandy and mud bottoms and rocky areas around reefs. They are commercially important is some places. Their flesh supposedly tastes like shrimp.