Mugil broussonnetii Valenciennes, 1836
Broussonnet's mullet
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Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  19.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Very difficult to determine due to paucity of records. Perhaps ranging from southern China to the South Pacific. Possibly from Celebes, but no confirmed reports from the East Indies.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Dark dorsally, flanks silvery, whitish ventrally (Ref. 9812).
Biology:  Rare species with no data available. Oviparous, eggs could be pelagic and non-adhesive like other members of this family (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.11.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 30.04.07

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