Mugiliformes

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Mugiliformes
Liza ramada.jpg
Liza ramada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
L. S. Berg, 1940

The Mugiliformes are an order of ray-finned fishes, sometime considered as suborder Mugiloidei in the Perciformes order. It includes a sole family, Mugilidae. It is known since the Eocene. The representatives of the order are characterised by two short divided dorsal fins. Their scales are ctenoid or cycloid, covering not only the body, but also the head. Their eggs are small and pelagic. They are widespread in tropical and subtropical marine waters, where they are detritofagous shoal fishes.

Family[edit]

There is only one family in Mugiliformes.

Mugilidae

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