Agonostomus catalai

Agonostomus catalai, the Comoro mullet, is a species of ray-finned fish, a mullet from the family Mugilidae. It is found in the Comoros and Madagascar where it is found in boulder strewn clear, fast flowing rivers,[1] it may also occur in estuaries,[2] It is eaten in Madagascar.[1] The specific name honours René Catala (1901-1988) who was a coffee planter and biologist who collected type in Madagascar.[3] It lays non adhesive, floating eggs.[2]

Agonostomus catalai
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Agonostomus
A. catalai
Binomial name
Agonostomus catalai
Pellegrin, 1932


  1. ^ a b c Sparks, J.S. (2016). "Agonostomus catalai". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T197034A2478197. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T197034A2478197.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Agonostomus catalai" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  3. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (4 June 2018). "Mugiliformes". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 26 October 2018.