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CAAB: 37381006

Species Moolgarda cunnesius (Valenciennes, 1836)

Roundhead Mullet, Long-finned Mullet, Longarm Mullet, Mud Mullet, Round-headed Mullet



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.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Shark Bay, WA (25°21´S) to Mooloolaba (26°40´S), QLD; tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, inshore, mud bottom-marine, pelagic, sand bottom marine.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
13-Apr-2015 MUGILIFORMES 31-Jul-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)