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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae Mullets

Genus: Mugil

(See list of species below)



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14 species (see list below)

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Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Mugil bananensis (Pellegrin, 1927)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Mugil bananensis
[Banana mullet]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL

 
Mugil broussonnetii
[Broussonnet's mullet]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Mugil capurrii (Perugia, 1892)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Mugil capurrii
[Leaping African mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Cosmopolitan in coastal w
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mugil cephalus
[Flathead grey mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Mugil curema Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mugil curema
[White mullet]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Mugil curvidens Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Mugil curvidens
[Dwarf mullet]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Mugil gaimardianus Desmarest, 1831

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Mugil gaimardianus
[Redeye mullet]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Mugil galapagensis
[Galapagos mullet]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Mugil hospes Jordan & Culver, 1895

Photo by FAO
 
Mugil hospes
[Hospe mullet]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Mugil incilis Hancock, 1830

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Mugil incilis
[Parassi mullet]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Mugil liza Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Mugil liza
[Lebranche mullet]
No picture found
Western Atlantic and the
Max. Length 25.8 cm SL

 
Mugil rubrioculus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Mugil setosus Gilbert, 1892

Photo by FAO
 
Mugil setosus
[Liseta mullet]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Mugil trichodon Poey, 1875

Photo by FAO
 
Mugil trichodon
[]
14 Species of Family Mugilidae with Genus Mugil
(Mullets)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1927 Mugil bananensis Banana mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1836 Mugil broussonnetii Broussonnet's mullet Pacific Ocean 19.4 SL
1892 Mugil capurrii Leaping African mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 45 SL
1758 Mugil cephalus Flathead grey mullet Cosmopolitan in coastal w 100 SL
1836 Mugil curema White mullet Western Atlantic 90 TL
1836 Mugil curvidens Dwarf mullet Western Atlantic 10 SL
1831 Mugil gaimardianus Redeye mullet Western Atlantic 67 TL
1961 Mugil galapagensis Galapagos mullet Southeast Pacific 40 TL
1895 Mugil hospes Hospe mullet Western Atlantic 25 TL
1830 Mugil incilis Parassi mullet Western Atlantic 40 TL
1836 Mugil liza Lebranche mullet Western Atlantic 80 TL
2007 Mugil rubrioculus Western Atlantic and the 25.8 SL
1892 Mugil setosus Liseta mullet Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1875 Mugil trichodon Western Atlantic 46 TL



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