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Diamond mullet

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Mugilidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Mugiliformes
Genus  Planiliza
Similar  Largescale mullet, Moolgarda seheli, Crenimugil, South African mullet, Sicamugil

Diamond mullet liza ordensis


The diamond mullet (Planiliza alata), is a species of mullet and is also known as the Ord River mullet. This species lives in both brackish or freshwater. Adult fish are found in estuaries and coastal waters and in some cases ascending rivers into fresh water.

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Description

This mullet is silvery gray being paler below. It has a yellow iris and reaches a length of up to 75 cm.

Distribution

The diamond mullet is distributed in northern Australia from Monte Bello Islands, WA (20°24'S) to Townsville, Queensland (19°10'S).

It is a tropical species that inhabits inshore marine habitats including estuaries. It also travel hundreds of kilometres up rivers.

References

Diamond mullet Wikipedia


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