Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Mugiliformes
(Mullets) > Mugilidae
Etymology: Mugil: Latin, mugil, -ilis = grey mullet (Ref. 45335); rubrioculus: Name from Latin 'ruber' for red and 'oculus' for eye, referring to the distinct red color of its eye; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical; 27°N - 10°N (Ref. 58684)
Western Atlantic and the Caribbean.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116955)
Little is known about the ecology of this species, but the specimens form Venezuela were collected over sandy and muddy substrates (Ref. 58684).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Harrison, I.J., M. Nirchio, C. Oliveira, E. Ron and J. Gaviria, 2007. A new species of mullet (Teleostei: Mugilidae) from Venezuela, with a discussion on the taxonomy of Mugil gaimardianus. J. Fish Biol. 71(Suppl. A):76-97. (Ref. 58684)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00646 - 0.01776), b=3.02 (2.88 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .