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Temporal range: Early Oligocene to Present[1]
Mugil cephalus Minorca.jpg
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 found worldwide in tropical and temperate coastal marine waters, but also entering estuaries and rivers.


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.