Mugil oligolepis   Bleeker  1859 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 9 cm.

Color: Greenish above, silvery below.

Rostor-dorsal profile somewhat convex. Height somewhat less than length of head, which goes about 3.4 in length and more than 4 times in length with caudal. Eye about 3.5 in head and 1 1/2 or more in its postorbital part, a gelatinous eyelid is wanting. Interorbital space slightly convex, conspicuously broader than diameter of eye and less than postorbital part of head. Snout blunt, shorter than eye. Maxillary visible, when mouth is closed. Praeorbital bent, emarginate, its inferior border truncate, denticulate. Lip thin, mandible with an emarginate or double symphysial knob. First dorsal with strong spines, nearly equal to head without snout. Its origin nearer to base of caudal than to end of snout, from which it is separated by 15 to 16 praedorsal scales. It is opposite to 9th scale of lateral line. Origin of second dorsal opposite to 17th or 18th scale and behind anterior half of anal, the origin of which is opposite to 16th scale. Pectorals not much shorter than head, reaching near to origin of first dorsal. No axillary scale above pectorals, a short one above base of ventrals. Caudal slightly emarginate. Caudal peduncle about as long as high, its least height nearly equal to postorbital part of head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Mugil Dussumieri Cuvier and Valenciennes 1848
Mugil macrolepis Bleeker 1852
Mugil oligolepis Bleeker 1860
Mugil oligolepis Gunther 1861
Mugil oligolepis Day 1888

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• INDIA (Record: 1922)

Literature Source(s)
  • Suppa, M; Suebsin, S; Suri, V and Songsirikul, T (1997) Checklist of fishes in Thailand Office of Environmental Policy and Planning 1-353 Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • 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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