Freshwater mullet

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Freshwater mullet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Pseudomyxus
Duranda, Chen, Shen, Cuizhang Fu, and Borsa, 2012
Species: P. capensis
Binomial name
Pseudomyxus capensis
(Valenciennes, 1836)

The freshwater mullet, Pseudomyxus capensis, is a species of fish in the Mugilidae family. It is endemic to South Africa.

Taxonomy[edit]

The freshwater mullet was previously assigned to Myxus, but genetic studies in 2012 found it to be more closely related to the Fringelip mullet than to the Sand grey mullet, necessitating erection of Pseudomyxus for M. capensis.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ E. Swartz; D. Impson & J. Cambray (2007). "Myxus capensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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.