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

Size: 22 cm.

Color: Olivaceous above, the sides silvery with or without faint indications of darkish longitudinal bands along the rows of scales.

Rostro-dorsal profile nearly straight. Height equal to ro somewhat more than length of head, which goes about 4 times in length and more or less than 5 times in length with caudal. Eye 3.5 to more than 4 in head, twice or less in its postorbital part. Gelatinous eyelid well developed, covering large part of iris. Interorbital space nearly flat, more or less than 2 1/2 times in head, much less than twice the diameter of the eye. Snout shorter than eye, broad, somewhat depressed, its frontmargin formed by upperlip, which may be rather thick, but is not ciliated. Symphysial knob rather small, single. Maxillary visible when mouth is closed. Praeorbital more or less angularly bent, denticulate at its inferior and subtruncate posterior border. Origin of first dorsal nearer to caudal than to end of snout, separated by about 20 scales from snout and opposite to 10th or 11th lateral scale. Dorsal spine strong, heteracanth, shorter than head without sbout, as high or higher than second dorsal and anal, which both are emarginate and thickly scaled. Origin of second dorsal opposite to 19th or 2th lateral scale and behind first third of anal. Pectorals about equal to head without snout, reaching to 7th or 8th lateral scale. Caudal rather broad, emarginate, scaly. No axillary scale above pectorals and ventrals, a long one at base of spinous dorsal.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Mugil subviridis Gunther, 1861
Mugil subviridis Day, 1865
Mugil subviridis Gunther, 1867
Mugil subviridis Day, 1888
Mugil alcocki Ogilby, 1908
Mugil subviridis De Beaufort, 1913
Mugil subviridis Max Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada 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
  • Jones, S and Sujansingani, KH (1954) Fish and fisheries of the Chilka Lake with statistics of fish catches for the years 1948-1950 Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research 1 (1-2) 256-344 Available at -
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -

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