Chelon parsia (Hamilton, 1822)
Goldspot mullet
photo by Hasan, M.E.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 10 m, catadromous
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: found along the coasts of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Andaman Islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in shallow coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, and sometimes entering tidal rivers. Feed on small algae, diatoms, and other organic matter. Spawn at sea. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Sold fresh in markets; the roe is highly valued.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 21.10.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 31.01.14
Checked by: Harrison, Ian - 21.11.95

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