Mullus argentinae Hubbs & Marini, 1933
Argentine goatfish
Mullus argentinae
photo by INIDEP

Family:  Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 60 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Brazil (Ref. 12736), Uruguay to northern Argentina.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Body reddish dorsally, pinkish ventrally. Large blotch or band of jet black near tip of first dorsal fin. Three bands on second dorsal fin. Posterior median rays of caudal fin blackish, both lobes with indistinct bands. Pectoral and pelvic fins reddish. Anal fin rays pale pinkish, its membrane translucent, and its base milky white. Cheek and preopercular silvery white (Ref. 27363).
Biology:  Marketed fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.07.95
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 24.12.04

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