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Family: Mugilidae Mullets



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75 species (see list below)

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Photo by Keith, P.

Africa
Max. Length 20 cm
Agonostomus catalai Pellegrin, 1932

Photo by Keith, P.
 
Agonostomus catalai
[Comoro mullet]

Photo by Molina, A.

North to South America
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Agonostomus monticola (Bancroft, 1834)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Agonostomus monticola
[Mountain mullet]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Agonostomus telfairii Bennett, 1832

Photo by FAO
 
Agonostomus telfairii
[Fairy mullet]

Photo by McDowall, R.M.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Aldrichetta forsteri (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Aldrichetta forsteri
[Yellow-eye mullet]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm FL

 
Cestraeus goldiei
[Goldie river mullet]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 39 cm TL

 
Cestraeus oxyrhyncus
[Sharp-nosed river mullet]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Asia
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL
Cestraeus plicatilis Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Cestraeus plicatilis
[Lobed river mullet]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Chaenomugil proboscideus (Günther, 1861)

Photo by FAO
 
Chaenomugil proboscideus
[Snouted mullet]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Chelon bispinosus (Bowdich, 1825)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Chelon bispinosus
[Cape Verde mullet]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm SL
Chelon labrosus (Risso, 1827)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Chelon labrosus
[Thicklip grey mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Chelon macrolepis (Smith, 1846)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chelon macrolepis
[Largescale mullet]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Chelon melinopterus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by SFSA
 
Chelon melinopterus
[Otomebora mullet]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Chelon parsia (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Chelon parsia
[Goldspot mullet]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chelon planiceps (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Chelon planiceps
[Tade gray mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Chelon subviridis (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chelon subviridis
[Greenback mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Crenimugil crenilabis (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Crenimugil crenilabis
[Fringelip mullet]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Crenimugil heterocheilos
[Half fringelip mullet]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Ellochelon vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Ellochelon vaigiensis
[Squaretail mullet]

Photo by Matamoros, W.A.

Central America
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Joturus pichardi Poey, 1860

Photo by Matamoros, W.A.
 
Joturus pichardi
[Bobo mullet]

Photo by Yalcin Ozdilek, S.

Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Liza abu (Heckel, 1843)

Photo by Yalcin Ozdilek, S.
 
Liza abu
[Abu mullet]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Liza affinis (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Liza affinis
[Eastern keelback mullet]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Liza alata (Steindachner, 1892)

Photo by SFSA
 
Liza alata
[Diamond mullet]

Photo by Yau, B.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Liza argentea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Liza argentea
[Flat-tail mullet]

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Liza aurata (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Liza aurata
[Golden grey mullet]

Photo by Durand, J.-D.

Africa
Max. Length 57.2 cm SL
Liza bandialensis Diouf, 1991

Photo by Durand, J.-D.
 
Liza bandialensis
[Diassanga Mullet]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Liza carinata (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Liza carinata
[Keeled mullet]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Liza dumerili (Steindachner, 1870)

Photo by FAO
 
Liza dumerili
[Grooved mullet]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 41 cm FL
Liza falcipinnis (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by FAO
 
Liza falcipinnis
[Sicklefin mullet]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Liza grandisquamis (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by FAO
 
Liza grandisquamis
[Largescaled mullet]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Liza haematocheila (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Liza haematocheila
[So-iuy mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Liza klunzingeri (Day, 1888)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Liza klunzingeri
[Klunzinger's mullet]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Liza luciae
[St. Lucia mullet]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Liza mandapamensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Liza persicus (Senou, Randall & Okiyama, 1995)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Liza persicus
[Persian mullet]

Photo by Meyer, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Liza ramada (Risso, 1827)

Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Liza ramada
[Thinlip grey mullet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 26.1 cm FL

 
Liza ramsayi
[Ramsay's mullet]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40.5 cm TL
Liza richardsonii (Smith, 1846)

Photo by SFSA
 
Liza richardsonii
[South African mullet]

Photo by Otel, V.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Liza saliens (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Otel, V.
 
Liza saliens
[Leaping mullet]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Liza tricuspidens (Smith, 1935)

Photo by SFSA
 
Liza tricuspidens
[Striped mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Moolgarda cunnesius (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Moolgarda cunnesius
[Longarm mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Moolgarda engeli (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Moolgarda engeli
[Kanda]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Moolgarda pedaraki (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Moolgarda pedaraki
[Longfin mullet]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Moolgarda perusii (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Moolgarda perusii
[Longfinned mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Moolgarda seheli (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Moolgarda seheli
[Bluespot mullet]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Mugil bananensis (Pellegrin, 1927)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Mugil bananensis
[Banana mullet]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL

 
Mugil broussonnetii
[Broussonnet's mullet]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Mugil capurrii (Perugia, 1892)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Mugil capurrii
[Leaping African mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Cosmopolitan in coastal w
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mugil cephalus
[Flathead grey mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Mugil curema Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mugil curema
[White mullet]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Mugil curvidens Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Mugil curvidens
[Dwarf mullet]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Mugil gaimardianus Desmarest, 1831

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Mugil gaimardianus
[Redeye mullet]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Mugil galapagensis
[Galapagos mullet]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Mugil hospes Jordan & Culver, 1895

Photo by FAO
 
Mugil hospes
[Hospe mullet]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Mugil incilis Hancock, 1830

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Mugil incilis
[Parassi mullet]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Mugil liza Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Mugil liza
[Lebranche mullet]
No picture found
Western Atlantic and the
Max. Length 25.8 cm SL

 
Mugil rubrioculus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Mugil setosus Gilbert, 1892

Photo by FAO
 
Mugil setosus
[Liseta mullet]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Mugil trichodon Poey, 1875

Photo by FAO
 
Mugil trichodon
[]

Photo by SFSA

Africa
Max. Length 45 cm FL
Myxus capensis (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by SFSA
 
Myxus capensis
[Freshwater mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Myxus elongatus Günther, 1861

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Myxus elongatus
[Sand grey mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 46 cm SL
Neomyxus leuciscus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Neomyxus leuciscus
[Acute-jawed mullet]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Oedalechilus labeo (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Oedalechilus labeo
[Boxlip mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Oedalechilus labiosus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Oedalechilus labiosus
[Hornlip mullet]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Paramugil georgii
[Silver mullet]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Paramugil parmatus (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Paramugil parmatus
[Broad-mouthed mullet]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Rhinomugil corsula (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Rhinomugil corsula
[Corsula]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania

 
Rhinomugil nasutus
[Shark mullet]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sicamugil cascasia (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by FAO
 
Sicamugil cascasia
[Yellowtail mullet]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Sicamugil hamiltonii
[Burmese mullet]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 81 cm TL

 
Trachystoma petardi
[Pinkeye mullet]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Valamugil buchanani (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Valamugil buchanani
[Bluetail mullet]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific

Valamugil formosae (Oshima, 1922)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Valamugil formosae
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Valamugil robustus (Günther, 1861)

Photo by SFSA
 
Valamugil robustus
[Robust mullet]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Valamugil speigleri (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by FAO
 
Valamugil speigleri
[Speigler's mullet]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 29.5 cm TL
Xenomugil thoburni (Jordan & Starks, 1896)

Photo by FAO
 
Xenomugil thoburni
[Thoburn's mullet]
75 Species of Family Mugilidae
(Mullets)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1932 Agonostomus catalai Comoro mullet Africa 20
1834 Agonostomus monticola Mountain mullet North to South America 36 TL
1832 Agonostomus telfairii Fairy mullet Africa 75 TL
1836 Aldrichetta forsteri Yellow-eye mullet Southwest Pacific 50 SL
1883 Cestraeus goldiei Goldie river mullet Asia and Oceania 40 FL
1836 Cestraeus oxyrhyncus Sharp-nosed river mullet Asia and Oceania 39 TL
1836 Cestraeus plicatilis Lobed river mullet Asia 32.5 TL
1861 Chaenomugil proboscideus Snouted mullet Eastern Central Pacific 22 TL
1825 Chelon bispinosus Cape Verde mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 15 SL
1827 Chelon labrosus Thicklip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 75 SL
1846 Chelon macrolepis Largescale mullet Indo-Pacific 60 SL
1836 Chelon melinopterus Otomebora mullet Indo-Pacific 30 SL
1822 Chelon parsia Goldspot mullet Indian Ocean 16 TL
1836 Chelon planiceps Tade gray mullet Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1836 Chelon subviridis Greenback mullet Indo-Pacific 40 SL
1775 Crenimugil crenilabis Fringelip mullet Indo-Pacific 60 TL
1855 Crenimugil heterocheilos Half fringelip mullet Indo-Pacific 50 SL
1825 Ellochelon vaigiensis Squaretail mullet Indo-Pacific 63 TL
1860 Joturus pichardi Bobo mullet Central America 61 TL
1843 Liza abu Abu mullet Asia 20 TL
1861 Liza affinis Eastern keelback mullet Northwest Pacific 30 SL
1892 Liza alata Diamond mullet Indo-West Pacific 75 TL
1825 Liza argentea Flat-tail mullet Indo-West Pacific 45 TL
1810 Liza aurata Golden grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 59 TL
1991 Liza bandialensis Diassanga Mullet Africa 57.2 SL
1836 Liza carinata Keeled mullet Indian Ocean 18 TL
1870 Liza dumerili Grooved mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1836 Liza falcipinnis Sicklefin mullet Africa 41 FL
1836 Liza grandisquamis Largescaled mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1845 Liza haematocheila So-iuy mullet Northwest Pacific 80 TL
1888 Liza klunzingeri Klunzinger's mullet Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1967 Liza luciae St. Lucia mullet Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1997 Liza mandapamensis Indian Ocean
1995 Liza persicus Persian mullet Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1827 Liza ramada Thinlip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1883 Liza ramsayi Ramsay's mullet Western Central Pacific 26.1 FL
1846 Liza richardsonii South African mullet Southeast Atlantic 40.5 TL
1810 Liza saliens Leaping mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL
1935 Liza tricuspidens Striped mullet Southeast Atlantic 75 TL
1836 Moolgarda cunnesius Longarm mullet Indo-West Pacific 41 TL
1858 Moolgarda engeli Kanda Indo-Pacific 30 TL
1836 Moolgarda pedaraki Longfin mullet Indo-West Pacific 60 TL
1836 Moolgarda perusii Longfinned mullet Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
1775 Moolgarda seheli Bluespot mullet Indo-Pacific 60 TL
1927 Mugil bananensis Banana mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1836 Mugil broussonnetii Broussonnet's mullet Pacific Ocean 19.4 SL
1892 Mugil capurrii Leaping African mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 45 SL
1758 Mugil cephalus Flathead grey mullet Cosmopolitan in coastal w 100 SL
1836 Mugil curema White mullet Western Atlantic 90 TL
1836 Mugil curvidens Dwarf mullet Western Atlantic 10 SL
1831 Mugil gaimardianus Redeye mullet Western Atlantic 67 TL
1961 Mugil galapagensis Galapagos mullet Southeast Pacific 40 TL
1895 Mugil hospes Hospe mullet Western Atlantic 25 TL
1830 Mugil incilis Parassi mullet Western Atlantic 40 TL
1836 Mugil liza Lebranche mullet Western Atlantic 80 TL
2007 Mugil rubrioculus Western Atlantic and the 25.8 SL
1892 Mugil setosus Liseta mullet Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1875 Mugil trichodon Western Atlantic 46 TL
1836 Myxus capensis Freshwater mullet Africa 45 FL
1861 Myxus elongatus Sand grey mullet Southwest Pacific 40 TL
1872 Neomyxus leuciscus Acute-jawed mullet Pacific Ocean 46 SL
1829 Oedalechilus labeo Boxlip mullet Eastern Atlantic 25 TL
1836 Oedalechilus labiosus Hornlip mullet Indo-Pacific 40 SL
1897 Paramugil georgii Silver mullet Western Pacific 30 TL
1849 Paramugil parmatus Broad-mouthed mullet Western Pacific 30 TL
1822 Rhinomugil corsula Corsula Asia 45 TL
1883 Rhinomugil nasutus Shark mullet Asia and Oceania
1822 Sicamugil cascasia Yellowtail mullet Asia 10 TL
1870 Sicamugil hamiltonii Burmese mullet Asia 12 TL
1875 Trachystoma petardi Pinkeye mullet Oceania 81 TL
1853 Valamugil buchanani Bluetail mullet Indo-Pacific 100 TL
1922 Valamugil formosae Northwest Pacific
1861 Valamugil robustus Robust mullet Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
1858 Valamugil speigleri Speigler's mullet Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1896 Xenomugil thoburni Thoburn's mullet Eastern Pacific 29.5 TL



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