Mugil curvidens Valenciennes, 1836
Dwarf mullet
Mugil curvidens
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  31 cm TL (male/unsexed); 31 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: West Indies to Brazil. Southeast Atlantic: Ascension Island.
Biology:  Inhabit coastal waters (Ref. 5217). Adults are found in shallow depth near sand; juveniles often in rockpools (Ref. 86997). Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.08.15
Checked by: Harrison, Ian - 22.11.95

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