Liza (genus)

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Temporal range: Early Miocene to Present[1]
Liza ramada 1.jpg
Thinlip Grey Mullet (L. ramada)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Liza
D. S. Jordan & Swain, 1884
Type species
Liza ramada
(A. Risso, 1827)

Liza is the largest genus of Mugilid mullets.


There are currently 25 recognized species in this genus: [2]

Note: The mullet species with common name Liza is in fact Mugil liza, thus in the genus Mugil.


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: 560. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Liza in FishBase. June 2012 version.