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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 381910 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Moolgarda spp.  

Rank: Genus
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 381 Mugilidae (Mullets) - show full list
Standard Name: [a mullet]
Organism Type: a mullet
Synonyms: Valamugil spp.
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Parent Codes: 37 381000     Mugilidae
Child Codes: 37 381010     Moolgarda buchanani
37 381006     Moolgarda cunnesius
37 381022     Moolgarda engeli
37 381023     Moolgarda perusii
37 381017     Moolgarda seheli
Taxon Notes:Australian Faunal Directory accessed 13.7.2020: Moolgarda has generally been recognised as Valamugil. Thompson (1997) regarded Moolgarda as a synonym of Liza based on examination of paratypes. Senou (2002) noted that the holotype of the type species of Moolgarda (M. pura) was a specimen of Valamugil seheli, the type species of Valamugil. The holotype probably does not exist, but the original description indicates that Senou (2002) was correct (Kottelat 2013). As a result Moolgarda is the older name and takes precedence.
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