Mugil labiosus   Cuvier and Valencien  1836 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 23 cm.

Color: Olivaceous above, silvery on sides and below.

Rostro-dorsal profile slightly convex or rather steep. Height more than head, which goes less than 4-4 1/2 times in length and less than 5 1/2 times in length with caudal. Eye without gelatinous eyelid, 3 to 3 1/2 in head and twice in its postorbital part. Interorbital space nearly flat and nearly half length of head. Praeorbital bone bent and emarginate, its end broadened, truncate and finely serrated, getting more straight and obliquely descending and less notched in old specimens. Extremity of maxillary visible behind praeorbital, getting hidden when mouth is closed in very aged individuals. Also the lips change with age in fullgrown and medium sized individuals, the upper lip is very thick and high, forming the frontborder of the blunt snout. Near its lower margin a shallow rim or groove is more or less conspicuous, provided with generally one row of more or less pointed papillae, decreasing with age. Lower lip without papillae, its symphysial knob rather high and about double. Least height of caudal peduncle about twice in head. Origin of spinous dorsal, separated by about 20 scales from snout, about midway between end of snout and base of caudal or nearer to caudal, opposite to 11th-12th lateral scale. Its spines of moderate strength, longer than postorbital part of head, somewhat lower than second dorsal and anal, which both are emarginate and scaly. Origin of second dorsal opposite to 23rd or 24th lateral scale and to posterior half of anal. Pectorals as long as or slightly longer than head, reaching vertical through origin of first dorsal or nearly so. Caudal emarginate, scaly at its base. Axillary scales short.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Mugil labiosus Bleeker 1854
Mugil labiosus Bleeker 1859
Mugil labiosus Bleeker 1860
Mugil labiosus Gunther 1861
Mugil labiosus Klunzinger 1870
Mugil labiosus Day 1888
Mugil labiosus Max Weber 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1922)

Literature Source(s)
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On a collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 23012 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1922) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 4 410 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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