Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAAB: 37381023

Species Moolgarda perusii (Valenciennes, 1836)

Longfinned Mullet (FAO)


This species was regarded as a synonym of Valamugil cunnesius by Thomson (1997), but separated by Harrison & Senou (1999). Because of the similarity of these two species, some records of Moolgarda cunnesius may be based on this species.




Northern Territory, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Darwin to Pellew Island, NT to east Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York, QLD, but probably more widespread, tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Inshore estuarine, inshore marine, mud bottom, schooling.


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)
MUGILIFORMES 31-Jul-2014 ADDED Dr Doug Hoese