Monthly Archives: August 2015

Doublebar Goatfish ( Parupeneus bifasciatus )

spearfishing cebu

Common NameGoatfish,

Local NameManitis (Tagalog); Timbungan (Cebuano)

Max Size:  35 cm

Biodiversity: Marine, Reef-associated

Depth: 1 – 80 meters

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size LimitNone

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, crabs, worms, other small crustaceans

IUCN Red List Status StatusNot Listed

Here is another species of Goatfish found throughout the Philippine Islands.  Goatfish are a sought after food fish due to their white flesh. Fish like this are said to be good for people who are sick. The fish above was speared at night in Catmon, Cebu.