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Temporal range: Early Oligocene to Present[1]
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Mugil cephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Mugil
Linnaeus, 1758

Mugil is a genus of mullet in the family Mugilidae.


There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology, 364: p.560. 
  2. ^ a b Menezes, N.A., Nirchio, M., De Oliveira, C. & Siccharamirez, R. (2015): Taxonomic review of the species of Mugil (Teleostei: Perciformes: Mugilidae) from the Atlantic South Caribbean and South America, with integration of morphological, cytogenetic and molecular data. Zootaxa, 3918 (1): 1–38.