Rhinomugil nasutus  (De Vis, 1883)

Shark mullet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Mugiliformes (Mullets) > Mugilidae (Mullets)
Etymology: Rhinomugil: Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, mugil, -is = grey mullet (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; pelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Dark slate grey dorsally, silvery on flanks and abdomen (Ref. 9812). Fins yellowish (Ref. 9812).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia and Oceania: Australia and New Guinea.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit muddy freshwaters and mangroves. May feed on surface algae and insects, but also on benthic organisms. May breath air and wriggle over mud banks for short distances. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Harrison, Ian | Collaborators

Harrison, I.J. and H. Senou, 1997. Order Mugiliformes. Mugilidae. Mullets. p. 2069-2108. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01320 (0.00627 - 0.02780), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.31 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.