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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae Mullets

Genus: Mugil

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mugil bananensis Banana mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1927
Mugil brevirostris Southwest Atlantic 20.9 SL 1915
Mugil broussonnetii Broussonnet's mullet Pacific Ocean 19.4 SL 1836
Mugil capurrii Leaping African mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 45 SL 1892
Mugil cephalus Flathead grey mullet Cosmopolitan in coastal w 100 SL 1758
Mugil curema White mullet Western Atlantic 91 TL 1836
Mugil curvidens Dwarf mullet Western Atlantic 34.3 TL 1836
Mugil gaimardianus Redeye mullet Western Atlantic 67 TL 1831
Mugil galapagensis Galapagos mullet Southeast Pacific 40 TL 1961
Mugil hospes Hospe mullet Western Atlantic 35.5 TL 1895
Mugil incilis Parassi mullet Western Atlantic 40 TL 1830
Mugil liza Lebranche mullet Western Atlantic 80 TL 1836
Mugil longicauda Western Central Atlantic 1976
Mugil margaritae Caribbean 26.5 SL 2015
Mugil rubrioculus Western Atlantic and the 44.6 TL 2007
Mugil setosus Liseta mullet Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1892
Mugil thoburni Thoburn's mullet Eastern Pacific 29.5 TL 1896
Mugil trichodon Western Atlantic 46 TL 1875

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