Mugil dussumieri   Valenciennes,  1836 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 30 cm.

Color: Greenish above, silvery below, often with three to six more or less conspicuous blackish longitudinal stripes, corresponding to the longitudinal series of the scales on the sides of the body.

Rostro-dorsal profile straight. Height according to size 3.2-4.4 in length, 4-5.3 in length with caudal. Head 3.8-4 in length, 4.6-5.7 in length with caudal. Head 3.8-4 in length, 4.6-5.7 in length with caudal. Eye 4.2-4.7 in head, 2.3-2.6 in postorbital part of head, posterior part of gelatinous eyelid well developed, covering iris totally or nearly so. Interorbital space flat or nearly so, 2.3-2.7 in length of head, more or less than twice the diameter of the eye. Snout equal to or shorter than eye, depressed, its formed by upperlip, which is conspicuously ciliated. Maxillary visible when mouth is closed. Praeorbital scaly, slightly notched, denticulated. Mandible with a single symphysial knob. First dorsal with strong spines, in males somewhat shorter than head without snout, its origin slightly nearer base of caudal than to end of snout or midway between them, opposite to 9th or 10th lateral scale, separated from snout by 18-20 praedorsal scales, at its base a long axillary scale. Origin of second dorsal opposite to (18th) 19th or 20th scale. Anterior half of anal before second dorsal. Both fins are thickly scaled, emarginate, as high as, lower or higher than spinous dorsal. Pectorals shorter, in large specimens much shorter than head, reaching to 7th or 8th lateral scale, without an axillary scale or only with a small one. Caudal broad, more or less concave, with more than half its base scaly. Caudal peduncle about as long as high, its length about 2/3 of length of head or somewhat more.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Mugil javanicus Bleeker, 1852
Mugil sundanensis Bleeker, 1853
Mugil brachysoma Bleeker, 1855
Mugil sundanensis Bleeker, 1859
Mugil sundanensis Bleeker, 1860
Mugil sundanensis Gunther, 1861
Mugil sundanensis Day, 1865
Mugil Meyeri Gunther, 1872
Mugil dussumieri Day, 1888
Mugil sundanensis Evermann and Seale, 1906
Mugil sundanensis Jordan and Seale, 1907
Mugil Dussumieri Max Weber, 1908
Mugil dussumierii Mc Culloch, 1919

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Reocities Available at -

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