Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Mugiliformes
(Mullets) > Mugilidae
Etymology: Mugil: Latin, mugil, -ilis = grey mullet (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Atlantic: Cuba.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Mugil longicauda differs from Mugil curvidens by the following: body depth (19.8-25.5% vs. 22.8-33.3% in Le); smaller head (17.8-20.2% vs. 26.2-34.2%) in SL or 5.0-5.6 vs. 2.9-3.8 times) in SL; insertion of first dorsal fin in closer to the snout tip than to the base of caudal fin in vs. equivalent; insertion of the second dorsal fin is about the middle of the anal fin vs. only slightly after the insertion of the anal fin; teeth long and their tips are upward vs. tip curved toward the interior of mouth; axillary scales only present in the pelvic fins vs. present in both paired fins; caudal peduncle is longer (6 vs. 5.3-5.6 times in SL); A III,9 vs. III,8; presence of a yellow-orange blotch on the opercula vs. absent (Ref. 101267).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Alvarez-Lajonchere, L., 2050. Actualización del registro de especies de lisas (Pisces, Mugilidae) presentes en aguas cubanas. Unpublished (Ref. 101267)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00541 - 0.02553), b=2.98 (2.80 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (61 of 100) .