Chaenomugil proboscideus (Günther, 1861)
Snouted mullet
Chaenomugil proboscideus
photo by FAO

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Revillagigedo Islands and Mexico to Panama.
Biology:  Inhabit rocky littoral zones. Feed on algae that grows on rocks by scraping it off with its specialized teeth. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Probably caught incidentally with other mullets. May be found in Panama markets.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 December 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.07.95
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 10.09.08
Checked by: Harrison, Ian - 21.11.95

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