WoRMS taxon details

Mullidae Rafinesque, 1815

125547  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125547)

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  1. Genus Mulloidichthys Whitley, 1929
  2. Genus Mullus Linnaeus, 1758
  3. Genus Parupeneus Bleeker, 1863
  4. Genus Pseudupeneus Bleeker, 1862
  5. Genus Upeneichthys Bleeker, 1855
  6. Genus Upeneus Cuvier, 1829
  7. Genus Mullodichthys accepted as Mulloidichthys Whitley, 1929 (unaccepted > misspelling)
  8. Genus Mulloidichtys accepted as Mulloidichthys Whitley, 1929 (misspelling)
  9. Genus Mulloidicthyes accepted as Mulloidichthys Whitley, 1929 (unaccepted > misspelling)
  10. Genus Papupeneus accepted as Parupeneus Bleeker, 1863 (misspelling)
  11. Genus Parapeneus accepted as Parupeneus Bleeker, 1863 (misspelling)
  12. Genus Parupenaeus accepted as Parupeneus Bleeker, 1863 (misspelling)
  13. Genus Psedupeneus accepted as Pseudupeneus Bleeker, 1862 (misspelling)
  14. Genus Pseudopeneus accepted as Pseudupeneus Bleeker, 1862 (misspelling)
  15. Genus Upeneoides Bleeker, 1849 accepted as Upeneus Cuvier, 1829
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Elongated body. Dorsal fins far apart. First dorsal fin with 6-8...  
Description Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Elongated body. Dorsal fins far apart. First dorsal fin with 6-8 spines; second dorsal shorter than anal fin. Spines in anal fin 1 or 2. Forked caudal fin. Vertebrae 23 or 24. Chin with 2 long barbels which contain chemosensory organs and are used to probe the sand or holes in the reef for benthic invertebrates or small fish. Many brightly colored. Up to 60 cm maximum length. Valued as food fish. Mullus (lat.) = mullet  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2024). FishBase. Mullidae Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125547 on 2024-03-03
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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2021-06-30 09:12:51Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (PeRMS) Chirichigno, N.; Cornejo, M. (2001). Catálogo comentado de los peces marinos del Perú. <em>2ª ed. Instituto del Mar de Perú. Publicación Especial. Callao.</em> 314 p. [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds). (2024). ECoF. Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. <em>California Academy of Sciences. San Francisco.</em> Electronic version accessed dd mmm 2024., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

additional source Nash, C. M.; Lungstrom, L. L.; Hughes, L. C.; Westneat, M. W. (2022). Phylogenomics and body shape morphometrics reveal recent diversification in the goatfishes (Syngnatharia: Mullidae). <em>Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.</em> 177, 107616., available online at https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.04.12.488079 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Description Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Elongated body. Dorsal fins far apart. First dorsal fin with 6-8 spines; second dorsal shorter than anal fin. Spines in anal fin 1 or 2. Forked caudal fin. Vertebrae 23 or 24. Chin with 2 long barbels which contain chemosensory organs and are used to probe the sand or holes in the reef for benthic invertebrates or small fish. Many brightly colored. Up to 60 cm maximum length. Valued as food fish. Mullus (lat.) = mullet  [details]
LanguageName 
Dutch zeebarbeel  [details]
English goatfishes  [details]
French rouget-barbet  [details]
German MeerbarbenMeerbarbe  [details]
Japanese ヒメジ科  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål mullefamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk mullefamilien  [details]
Swedish mullusfiskar  [details]