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Family: Mugilidae Mullets



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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.

Western Atlantic
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]

Photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Cestraeus oxyrhyncus Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.
 
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 Hernández-González, C.L.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Chelon auratus (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Chelon auratus
[Golden grey mullet]

Photo by Durand, J.-D.

Africa
Max. Length 57.2 cm SL
Chelon bandialensis (Diouf, 1991)

Photo by Durand, J.-D.
 
Chelon bandialensis
[Diassanga 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 FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Chelon dumerili
[Grooved 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 Hasan, M.E.

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

Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
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 Meyer, T.

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

Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Chelon ramada
[Thinlip grey mullet]

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Chelon richardsonii
[South African mullet]

Photo by Abbasi, K.

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

Photo by Abbasi, K.
 
Chelon saliens
[Leaping mullet]

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Chelon tricuspidens
[Striped mullet]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

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

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Crenimugil buchanani
[Bluetail 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 Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Crenimugil seheli
[Bluespot 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 Yau, B.

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

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Gracilimugil argenteus
[Flat-tail 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 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 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]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 26.1 cm FL

 
Liza ramsayi
[Ramsay's mullet]

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 Freitas, R.

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

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Mugil bananensis
[Banana mullet]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 20.9 cm SL
Mugil brevirostris (Ribeiro, 1915)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Mugil brevirostris
[]
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 91 cm TL
Mugil curema Valenciennes, 1836

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 34.3 cm TL
Mugil curvidens Valenciennes, 1836

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

Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda

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

Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Mugil gaimardianus
[Redeye mullet]

Photo by Grove & Lavenberg, 1997

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Mugil galapagensis Ebeling, 1961

Photo by Grove & Lavenberg, 1997
 
Mugil galapagensis
[Galapagos mullet]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35.5 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 Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda

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

Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Mugil liza
[Lebranche mullet]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Mugil longicauda
[]
No picture found
Caribbean
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL

 
Mugil margaritae
[]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic and the
Max. Length 44.6 cm TL
Mugil rubrioculus Harrison, Nirchio, Oliveira, Ron & Gaviria, 2007

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
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

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 29.5 cm TL
Mugil thoburni Jordan & Starks, 1896

Photo by FAO
 
Mugil thoburni
[Thoburn's mullet]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Mugil trichodon
[]

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 FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Neochelon falcipinnis
[Sicklefin 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 Hasan, M.E.

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

Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Osteomugil cunnesius
[Longarm mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 47.7 cm FL
Osteomugil engeli (Bleeker, 1858)

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

Photo by Krumme, U.

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

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

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Osteomugil robustus
[Robust mullet]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Parachelon grandisquamis
[Largescaled 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 Yalcin Ozdilek, S.

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

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

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

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Planiliza alata
[Diamond mullet]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

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

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

Photo by Hasan, M.E.

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

Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Planiliza macrolepis
[Largescale mullet]

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Planiliza melinopterus
[Otomebora mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plicomugil labiosus
[Hornlip mullet]

Photo by SFSA

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

Photo by SFSA
 
Pseudomyxus capensis
[Freshwater mullet]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

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

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Rhinomugil corsula
[Corsula]

Photo by Saud, B.J.

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

Photo by Saud, B.J.
 
Sicamugil cascasia
[Yellowtail mullet]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Sicamugil hamiltonii
[Burmese mullet]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania

 
Squalomugil nasutus
[Shark mullet]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 81 cm TL

 
Trachystoma petardi
[Pinkeye mullet]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific

Valamugil formosae (Oshima, 1922)

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Valamugil speigleri
[Speigler's mullet]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Agonostomus catalai Comoro mullet Africa 20 1932
Agonostomus monticola Mountain mullet Western Atlantic 36 TL 1834
Agonostomus telfairii Fairy mullet Africa 75 TL 1832
Aldrichetta forsteri Yellow-eye mullet Southwest Pacific 50 SL 1836
Cestraeus goldiei Goldie river mullet Asia and Oceania 40 FL 1883
Cestraeus oxyrhyncus Sharp-nosed river mullet Asia and Oceania 39 TL 1836
Cestraeus plicatilis Lobed river mullet Asia 32.5 TL 1836
Chaenomugil proboscideus Snouted mullet Eastern Central Pacific 22 TL 1861
Chelon auratus Golden grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 59 TL 1810
Chelon bandialensis Diassanga Mullet Africa 57.2 SL 1991
Chelon bispinosus Cape Verde mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 15 SL 1825
Chelon dumerili Grooved mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1870
Chelon labrosus Thicklip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 75 SL 1827
Chelon parsia Goldspot mullet Indian Ocean 16 TL 1822
Chelon planiceps Tade gray mullet Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1836
Chelon ramada Thinlip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1827
Chelon richardsonii South African mullet Southeast Atlantic 40.5 TL 1846
Chelon saliens Leaping mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1810
Chelon tricuspidens Striped mullet Southeast Atlantic 75 TL 1935
Crenimugil buchanani Bluetail mullet Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1853
Crenimugil crenilabis Fringelip mullet Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1775
Crenimugil heterocheilos Half fringelip mullet Indo-Pacific 50 SL 1855
Crenimugil seheli Bluespot mullet Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1775
Ellochelon vaigiensis Squaretail mullet Indo-Pacific 63 TL 1825
Gracilimugil argenteus Flat-tail mullet Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1825
Joturus pichardi Bobo mullet Central America 61 TL 1860
Liza carinata Keeled mullet Indian Ocean 18 TL 1836
Liza klunzingeri Klunzinger's mullet Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1888
Liza luciae St. Lucia mullet Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1967
Liza mandapamensis Indian Ocean 1997
Liza persicus Persian mullet Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1995
Liza ramsayi Ramsay's mullet Western Central Pacific 26.1 FL 1883
Moolgarda pedaraki Longfin mullet Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1836
Mugil bananensis Banana mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1927
Mugil brevirostris Southwest Atlantic 20.9 SL 1915
Mugil broussonnetii Broussonnet's mullet Pacific Ocean 19.4 SL 1836
Mugil capurrii Leaping African mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 45 SL 1892
Mugil cephalus Flathead grey mullet Cosmopolitan in coastal w 100 SL 1758
Mugil curema White mullet Western Atlantic 91 TL 1836
Mugil curvidens Dwarf mullet Western Atlantic 34.3 TL 1836
Mugil gaimardianus Redeye mullet Western Atlantic 67 TL 1831
Mugil galapagensis Galapagos mullet Southeast Pacific 40 TL 1961
Mugil hospes Hospe mullet Western Atlantic 35.5 TL 1895
Mugil incilis Parassi mullet Western Atlantic 40 TL 1830
Mugil liza Lebranche mullet Western Atlantic 80 TL 1836
Mugil longicauda Western Central Atlantic 1976
Mugil margaritae Caribbean 26.5 SL 2015
Mugil rubrioculus Western Atlantic and the 44.6 TL 2007
Mugil setosus Liseta mullet Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1892
Mugil thoburni Thoburn's mullet Eastern Pacific 29.5 TL 1896
Mugil trichodon Western Atlantic 46 TL 1875
Myxus elongatus Sand grey mullet Southwest Pacific 40 TL 1861
Neochelon falcipinnis Sicklefin mullet Africa 41 FL 1836
Neomyxus leuciscus Acute-jawed mullet Pacific Ocean 46 SL 1872
Oedalechilus labeo Boxlip mullet Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1829
Osteomugil cunnesius Longarm mullet Indo-West Pacific. 41 TL 1836
Osteomugil engeli Kanda Indo-Pacific 47.7 FL 1858
Osteomugil perusii Longfinned mullet Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1836
Osteomugil robustus Robust mullet Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1861
Parachelon grandisquamis Largescaled mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1836
Paramugil georgii Silver mullet Western Pacific 30 TL 1897
Paramugil parmatus Broad-mouthed mullet Western Pacific 30 TL 1849
Planiliza abu Abu mullet Asia 20 TL 1843
Planiliza affinis Eastern keelback mullet Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1861
Planiliza alata Diamond mullet Indo-West Pacific 75 TL 1892
Planiliza haematocheila So-iuy mullet Northwest Pacific 80 TL 1845
Planiliza macrolepis Largescale mullet Indo-Pacific 60 SL 1846
Planiliza melinopterus Otomebora mullet Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1836
Planiliza subviridis Greenback mullet Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1836
Plicomugil labiosus Hornlip mullet Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1836
Pseudomyxus capensis Freshwater mullet Africa 45 FL 1836
Rhinomugil corsula Corsula Asia 45 TL 1822
Sicamugil cascasia Yellowtail mullet Asia 10 TL 1822
Sicamugil hamiltonii Burmese mullet Asia 12 TL 1870
Squalomugil nasutus Shark mullet Asia and Oceania 1883
Trachystoma petardi Pinkeye mullet Oceania 81 TL 1875
Valamugil formosae Northwest Pacific 1922
Valamugil speigleri Speigler's mullet Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1858



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