Mugil thoburni

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Mugil thoburni
Thoburn's Mullet, Mugil thoburni.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Mugil
M. thoburni
Binomial name
Mugil thoburni

Xenomugil thoburni (Jordan & Starks, 1896)

Mugil thoburni, Thoburn's mullet, is a species of grey mullet, from the family Mugilidae, found in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is most common around the Galapagos Islands but does occur on the coasts of Central America and South America as well. This species grows to a length of 29.5 centimetres (11.6 in) TL. It was formerly regarded as the only known member of the genus Xenomugil.[1]

The specific name honours Wilbur Wilson Thoburn (1859-1899), lecturer in bionomics at Stanford University, where David Starr Jordan was president, in recognition of Thoburn's work on the sculpins.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Mugil thoburni" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  2. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (4 June 2018). "Mugiliformes". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 4 November 2018.