Crenimugil crenilabis (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 75

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Crenimugil crenilabis (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Crenimugil crenilabis (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  — Fringelip mullet

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Mugil cirrhostomus  by Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1836: 127); reported as Mugil crenilabris  by Günther (1881: 219). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell on 7, 14 and 21 June 2014. A school photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District, 2 m depth, by Dean Tully on 26 June 2013.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Line and Tuamotu islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. Found in shallow coastal waters, entering lagoons, estuaries and rivers, 0–5 m depth. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.