Planiliza abu (Heckel, 1843)
Abu mullet
photo by Yalcin Ozdilek, S.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Iraq and Pakistan. Reported from the Tigris and Euphrates river system in Turkey (Ref. 35765).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Mainly inhabit freshwaters, but often enters estuaries. Form small schools. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.06.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.08.17
Checked by: Harrison, Ian - 16.11.95

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