Planiliza parsia (Hamilton, 1822)
Goldspot mullet
photo by Ramani Shirantha

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  23.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 97.7 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range - 10 m, catadromous
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: found along the coasts of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Andaman Islands.
Biology:  Found in shallow coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, and sometimes entering tidal rivers. Recorded as having been or being farmed in rice fields (Ref. 119549). Feed on small algae, diatoms, and other organic matter. Spawn at sea. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Sold fresh in markets; the roe is highly valued.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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