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Myxus elongatus


Myxus elongatus was originally described as Myxus elongatus by Günther in 1861. It belongs to the family Mugilidae. It is commonly known as Sand grey mullet and is known Sand mullet in Australia, Myksa smukla in Poland, Sand mullet in United Kingdom, Sand grey mullet in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water.
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
AuthorNI   Günther
Qualification   ---
Year   1861
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Mugiliformes Mugiliformes
Family   Mugilidae
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Genus   Myxus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Mugiliformes
Family   Mugilidae
Genus   Myxus
Original Name   Myxus        
Taxon Name   elongatus
Original Combination   Myxus elongatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Myxus elongatus
OriginalSubGenus   Myxus
Original Author   Günther
Original AuthorWI   Günther [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1861
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Coast of Australia.
Types   Syntypes: BMNH 1847.6.17.33 (1, right half skin), 1847.10.22.16 (1, left half skin).
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Cat. Fishes
Citation   v. 3
Page   466

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Myxus elongatus
Current Species   elongatus
Current Genus Myxus
Current AuthorWI Günther [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Günther
Current Year   1861
Current Family Mugilidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish, marine.        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Forms schools in shallow coastal waters and lower estuaries. Found in freshwater during its first year, seldom thereafter (Ref. 9812). Spawns near estuary mouths or in the sea (Ref. 9812). Feeds on small crustaceans and molluscs as well as microscopic algae (Ref. 2109). Marketet fresh or filleted (Ref. 9812).
Depth Range From 1 to 10 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Myxus elongatus  Günther 1861. Mugilidae.
Name History   •Valid as Myxus elongatus Günther 1861 -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:110 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:50 [ref. 13251] with question, Kuiter 1993:263 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:164 [ref. 25479], Gomon et al. 1994:663 [ref. 22532], Thomson in McDowall 1996:193 [ref. 22909], Allen 1997:176 [ref. 23977], Thomson 1997:475 [ref. 23428], Harrison & Senou 1999:2097 [ref. 24780], Johnson 1999:742 [ref. 25471], Hutchins 2001:38 [ref. 25847], Hoese & Bray 2006:681 [ref. 29000], Gomon 2008:394 [ref. 30616], Durand et al. 2012:693 [ref. 32366], Durand 2016:32 [ref. 35589], Kuiter 2018:67 [ref. 36369]).

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analis Myxus analis Kner [R.] 1865Uncertain
bananensis Myxus bananensis Pellegrin [J.] 1927Synonym
barnardi Myxus barnardi Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & Thompson [W. W.] 1914Synonym
caecutiens Myxus caecutiens Günther [A.] 1876Synonym
calancalae Myxus calancalae de Beaufort [L. F.] 1940Synonym
capensis Pseudomyxus capensis (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836)Valid
capurrii Myxus capurrii Perugia [A.] 1892Synonym
costaricana Myxus costaricana Borodin [N. A.] 1928Uncertain
cunnesius Myxus cunnesius (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836)Synonym
curvidens Myxus curvidens (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836)Synonym
euronotus Myxus euronotus (Smith [A.] 1846)Synonym
flavus Myxus flavus Mohr [E.] 1927Synonym
goniocephalus Myxus goniocephalus Mohr [E.] 1927Synonym
harengus Myxus harengus Günther [A.] 1861In family
harengus costaricana Myxus harengus costaricana Borodin [N. A.] 1928Uncertain
lepidopterus Myxus lepidopterus Mohr [E.] 1927Synonym
leuciscus Myxus leuciscus Günther [A.] 1872Synonym
malayanus Myxus malayanus Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1936In family
maroccensis Myxus maroccensis Mohr [E.] 1927Synonym
multidens Myxus multidens (Ogilby [J. D.] 1888)Synonym
niger Myxus niger Mohr [E.] 1927Synonym
pacificus Myxus pacificus Steindachner [F.] 1900Uncertain
parsia Myxus parsia (Hamilton [F.] 1822)Synonym
petardi Myxus petardi (Castelnau [F. L.] 1875)Synonym
philippinus Myxus philippinus Roxas [H. A.] 1934Synonym
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