Paramugil georgii (Ogilby, 1897)
Silver mullet
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Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, catadromous
Distribution:  Western Pacific: endemic to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Greenish brown dorsally; flanks silvery; abdomen off white (Ref. 9812). Gold spots on dorsal and ventral parts of iris (Ref. 9812). Second dorsal, anal, and caudal fins with dusky margins and second dorsal speckled brown (Ref. 9812). Pectoral fin with purplish spot dorsally at origin (Ref. 9812).
Biology:  Form schools in coastal waters, estuaries, and bays; young may enter freshwater. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Taken as bycatch; used as baitfish for crabs and snappers.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.11.95
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 22.01.09

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