Squalomugil nasutus (De Vis, 1883)
Shark mullet
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Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
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Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: Australia and New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Dark slate grey dorsally, silvery on flanks and abdomen (Ref. 9812). Fins yellowish (Ref. 9812).
Biology:  Inhabit muddy freshwaters and mangroves. May feed on surface algae and insects, but also on benthic organisms. May breath air and wriggle over mud banks for short distances. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.11.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 09.08.17

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