Spotted flagtail

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Spotted flagtail
Kuhlia marginata syn dules marginatus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Kuhliidae
Genus: Kuhlia
Species: K. marginata
Binomial name
Kuhlia marginata
(G. Cuvier, 1829)
  • Dules marginatus G. Cuvier, 1829
  • Dules maculatus Valenciennes, 1831
  • Dules papuensis W. J. Macleay, 1883

The spotted flagtail or dark-margined flagtail (Kuhlia marginata), is a species of flagtail native to fresh and brackish waters of islands of Southeast Asia and Oceania. It may also enter marine waters. It mostly occurs in sunny areas of rocky rivers at depths of from 1.5 to 3 m (4.9 to 9.8 ft). It can reach 17.9 cm (7.0 in) in standard length. This species is important to local commercial fisheries and is also a popular species for display in public aquaria.[2]


  1. ^ Hoese, D. & Mailautoka, K. 2012. Kuhlia marginata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 19 October 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Kuhlia marginata" in FishBase. August 2013 version.