Mugil

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Mugil
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.

Species[edit]

There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 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.