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Mugil curema
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Mugil curema
Mugil
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Mugil
Mugil curema
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Mugil curema
Agonostomus monticola
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Agonostomus monticola

Agonostomus
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Agonostomus
Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus
Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus
Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus

Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus
Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus
Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus
Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus

Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus
Chelon labrosus
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Chelon labrosus
Mugilidae
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Mugilidae
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Overview
Main identification features
  • eyes: +/- fatty covers
  • 2 ds, well separate 1st dorsal fin : iv
  • no llscales large
  • mouth small, at front
  • pectoral high;pelvic behind
FAMILY MUGILIDAE

MULLETS

Mullets are silvery grey fishes with a moderately elongate body; two widely spaced dorsal fins; and concave or weakly forked tails. The mouth is small and the lips are relatively thin in most species; the teeth are usually either very small or absent. In addition, the lateral line is lacking.

Mullets occur in all tropical and temperate seas, usually near shore, frequently in brackish estuaries and fresh water. They commonly form schools containing up to several hundred fish. Their diet consists mainly of detritus and algae, but insects, fish eggs, and plankton are also consumed. Fresh mullet flesh is excellent eating and they are commercially important in many areas. In southeast Asia mullets are frequently cultivated in ponds. The family contains approximately 75 species in 17 genera. The tropical eastern Pacific species (7 species in 3 genera) were treated by Thomson (1997).


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