Mugil borneensis   Bleeker,  1851 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 28 cm.

Color: Silvery, olivaceous above. Fins blackish towards the margin. Anal generally with a whitish margin.

Rostro-dorsal profile anteriorly convex. Height 3.7 to nearly 4 times in length, 4 1/2 - 4 3/4 in length with caudal. Head about 3.5 in length, about 4 1/2 in length with caudal. Eye about 4 times in length of head, twice in its postorbital part, gelatinous membrane wanting or very short. Interorbital space almost flat and nearly twice the diameter of eye. Snout obtuse, in adults about equal to diameter of eye. Praeorbital somewhat emarginate, conspicuously denticulate. Maxillary visible. Symphysial knob simple. Upper lip thin, its border ciliate. Origin of first dorsal separated by 18-21 praedorsal scales from snout, nearer to caudal than to end of snout, opposite to 11th lateral scale. Dorsal spines strong, longer than postorbital part of head, their height equal to that of second dorsal and anal. Both are nearly straight and nearly totally scaly. Origin of second dorsal opposite to 20th lateral scale and nearly totally behind the anal. Caudal emarginate. Pectorals shorter than head without snout, not reaching origin of first dorsal, without an axillary scale. Axillary scales on ventrals and at base of first dorsal well developed. Least height of caudal peduncle somewhat less than its length, nearly twice the length of the head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Mugil adustus Bleeker, 1853
Mugil borneensis Bleeker, 1860
Mugil borneensis Gunther, 1861
Mugil borneensis Kner, 1867
Mugil borneensis Day, 1888
Liza borneensis Kendall and Goldsborough, 1911

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1922)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam 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
  • 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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