Mugil galapagensis Ebeling, 1961
Galapagos mullet
photo by Grove & Lavenberg, 1997

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: known only from the Galapagos Islands.
Biology:  Form schools over sandy bottoms. Fees mainly on detritus and algae, but also on insects, fish eggs, and plankton. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.02.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 17.12.20

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