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Crenimugil crenilabis Réunion.jpg
Fringelip Mullet (C. crenilabis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Crenimugil
L. P. Schultz, 1946

Crenimugil is a species of mullets found in coastal marine waters and rivers in the Indo-Pacific region.


The half-fringelip mullet (Crenimugil heterocheilos), usually assigned to Crenimugil, appears to belong to a separate genus, Paracrenimugil, based on DNA-based cladistic analysis.[1][2]


  1. ^ Durand, J.-D., Shen, K.-N., Chen, W.-J., Jamandre, B.-W., Blel, H., Diop, K., et al. 2012. Systematics of the grey mullets (Teleostei: Mugiliformes: Mugilidae): molecular phylogenetic evidence challenges two centuries of morphology-based taxonomy. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 64, 73–92. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.03.006
  2. ^ Durand, J.-D., W.-J. Chen, K.-N. Shen, C. Fu, & P. Borsa. 2012. Genus-level taxonomic changes implied b mitochondrial phylogeny of grey mullets (Teleostei: Mugilidae). Comptes Rendus Biologies, 335: 687-697.

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