Sixline soapfish

This soapfish shows a characteristic striped pattern.

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The Sixline soapfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 130 m environment.

Sixline Soapfish Information = Bonus content from the August 2009 AFI magazine article "Coming Clean About Soapfish." - By Scott W. More

Sixline soapfish is a small grouper from the Indo-Pacific, occurring between the Red Sea and Polynesia, the southern part of Japan and the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in turbid lagoons at depths between 1 and 40 m. More

Recently I purchased a Sixline Soapfish, a fish I have loved for a long time. I was aware that they produced a toxin in their mucus coating but I was under the impression that it was a defense mechanism, so of like with cowfish. More

Common names

Ali in Carolinian
Ali in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Auksadryžis muilinis ešerys in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Black and white striped soapfish in English
Cá Mú sáu s?c d?c in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Mú sáu sọc dọc in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Chain-gang sea bass in English
Feuille de canne à sucre in French (français)
Golden-striped bass in English
Golden-striped soapfish in English
Goldenstriped soapfish in English
Goldstreifenbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Goldstriped soapfish in English
Gramistes in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Guldstrimmig Havsabborre in Swedish (Svenska)
Gulstribet sæbefisk in Danish (dansk)
Haravalufana in Mahl
Kanic šestipruhý in Czech (česky)
Kotha in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Lined soapfish in English
Loche gingembre in French (français)
Mérou à rayures d'or in French (français)
Msabuni in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Nê-dé in Numee
NÍ-dé in Numee
Nunosarashi in Japanese (日本語)
Poisson savon bagnard in French (français)
Radio fish in English
Sabonete raios-de-sol in Portuguese (Português)
Sali in Marshallese (Kajin M̧ajeļ)
Sali in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Savon in Creole, French
Savon in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Savon in French (français)
Savon à raies d'or in French (français)
Savon rayé d'or in French (français)
Savon rayes d'or in French (français)
Savonette in French (français)
Savonnette in French (français)
Sesstreep-seepvis in Afrikaans
Six-lined perch in English
Sixline soapfish in English
Sixstripe soapfish in English
Skunkfish in English
Soapfish in English
Taili in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Tusiloa in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Vieille plate canal in French (français)
White-lined rock cod in English
Yellowstriped soapfish in English
കോത in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
കോതാ  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
六带线纹鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
六帶線紋魚 in Mandarin Chinese
六線黑鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
六线黑鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Genus : Grammistes
Species : Grammistes sexlineatus
Authority : Thunberg, 1792