Gracilimugil argenteus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Flat-tail mullet
Gracilimugil argenteus
photo by Yau, B.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, catadromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: southern Australia, from Geraldton, Western Australia to Cooktown, Queensland.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Form schools in shallows, bogs and lower estuaries, and more saline lagoons. Often seen jumping at the surface (Ref. 9812). Fish younger than one year can be found in freshwaters, but not when older (Ref. 9812). Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Spawn in the sea. Feed on minute benthic organisms, including small crustaceans and filamentous algae. Marketed fresh and filleted (Ref. 9812).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 09.08.17
Checked by: Harrison, Ian - 02.10.95

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