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Mugil margaritae  Menezes, Nirchio, Oliveira & Siccharamirez, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Mugiliformes (Mullets) > Mugilidae (Mullets)
Etymology: Mugil: Latin, mugil, -ilis = grey mullet (Ref. 45335);  margaritae: Named for Isla Margarita, Venezuela; its type locality.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic.   Tropical

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Caribbean: Venezuela.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99819)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished from M. liza, M. curvidens, M. trichodon in having 3 spines and 9 branched anal fin rays in adults or 2 spines, 1 unbranched and 9 branched anal fin rays in juveniles (vs. 3 spines and 8 branched anal fin rays in adults or 2 spines, 1 unbranched and 8 branched anal fin rays in juveniles); it differs from M. incilis in having the dorsal-fin origin midway between the snout tip and the caudal-fin base (vs. dorsal-fin origin much closer to the snout tip than to the caudal-fin base) and with 17-18 longitudinal scale rows around the caudal peduncle (vs. 20-23); differs from M. brevirostris, M. curema, M. rubrioculus in having 40-44 oblique scale rows from the dorsal limit of the pectoral-fin base to the caudal-fin base (vs. 35-39 oblique scale rows from the origin of the pectoral-fin limit to the caudal-fin base) and 13-15, usually 14, longitudinal scale rows from the dorsal-fin origin to the pelvic-fin origin (vs. 12-13, usually 13 oblique scale rows from the limit of the pectoral-fin base to the caudal-fin base) (Ref. 99819).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Menezes, N,A,, M. Nirchio, C. De Oliveira and R. Siccharamirez, 2015. Taxonomic review of the species of Mugil (Teleostei: Perciformes: Mugilidae) from the Atlantic South Caribbean and South America, with integration of morphological, cytogenetic and molecular data. Zootaxa 3918(1):1-38. (Ref. 99819)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00516 - 0.02438), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, 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):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .