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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Mugiliformes (order)  »  Mugilidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 381006 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Moolgarda cunnesius   (Valenciennes, 1836)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

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Family: 37 381 Mugilidae (Mullets) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Roundhead Mullet
Organism Type: a mullet
Synonyms: Valamugil cunnesius
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Estuarine
Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 37 381910     Moolgarda spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
381006, 37 381025
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2009-01-06.
Occurrence locations [42] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 10 m.
Taxon Notes:The Australian Faunal Directory (accessed 13.7.20) noted that Thomson (1997) considers Mugil perusii and Mugil strongylocephalus to be junior synonyms of V. cunnesius, however Harrison and Senou (1999) recognise M. perusii as a separate species (Valamugil perusii), with Mugil strongylocephalus as a junior synonym, and a distribution including northern Australia. Consequently the two species have been confused in Australia and some records of this species may be based on Moolgarda perusii.

Name status: synonym    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 4472
View at FoA
Name status: unaccepted    Checked on: 2019-02-27
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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