SIZE: to 50 cm (20 in.)
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES: Black stripe extends from snout to below 2nd dorsal fin. Large black spot on tail base.
The dash-dot goatfish is white in coloration, with a black stripe that extends from the nose to beneath the back of the dorsal fin. A large black spot is present just before the tail fin. The dash-dot goatfish also has yellow on its upper back.