Liza persicus (Senou, Randall & Okiyama, 1995)
Persian mullet
Liza persicus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from Bahrain and Qatar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-9
Biology:  Inhabit shallow coastal waters (Ref. 13710). Feed on detritus, minute benthic invertebrates and algae (Also Ref. 13710). Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.02.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 30.04.07

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