Chelon bandialensis (Diouf, 1991)
Diassanga Mullet
photo by Durand, J.-D.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  57.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range - 0 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Africa: eastern central Atlantic Ocean and coastal waters of Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau (Ref. 89987).
Diagnosis:  Robust and rounded body. Head profile pointed, alike L. dumerili. HL about 23% SL. Adipose tissue forming a single small rim around the eye. Upper lip's thickness about 1/3 the eye diameter. Lower lip with a thin rim. Anterior edge of the upper jaw reaches the vertical limit of the anterior eye rim. Back silverish blue-grey, sides pale to silver-white with seven longitudinal grey lines. Anal and dorsal fins yellow. Caudal fin yellow with a black edge (Ref. 28587).
Biology:  Maximal length observed during the redescription is 43.9 cm SL (Ref. 89987). It seems to be a rare and large species throughout its distribution; only specimens > 25 cm were observed so far (Ref. 89987). It status for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is recommended as "Data Deficient" (Ref. 89987).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 14 May 2013 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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