Sand grey mullet

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Sand grey mullet
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Myxus
Günther, 1861
Species: M. elongatus
Binomial name
Myxus elongatus
Günther, 1861

The sand grey mullet (Myxus elongatus) is a species of mullet found in coastal marine waters of Australia.[1]


The freshwater mullet and pinkeye mullet were previously referred to the same genus as the sand grey mullet, but several studies have found them to be generically distinct.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Myxus in FishBase. September 2015 version.
  2. ^ H. Senou, 1988. Phylogenetic interrelationships of the mullets (Pisces: Mugilidae). Ph.D. dissertation, Tokyo University, Tokyo.
  3. ^ Durand, J.-D., Shen, K.-N., Chen, W.-J., Jamandre, B.-W., Blel, H., Diop, K., et al. 2012a. 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
  4. ^ 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.