Planiliza parsia

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Planiliza parsia, the goldspot mullet, is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Mugilidae. It is one of 15 species in the genus Planiliza. This species is found in the Indian Ocean in shallow coastal waters of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and the Andaman Islands. It also lives in lagoons, estuaries, and tidal rivers.[1]

Planiliza parsia
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Planiliza
P. parsia
Binomial name
Planiliza parsia
(Hamilton, 1822)
  • Mugil parsia Hamilton, 1822
  • Chelon parsia (Hamilton, 1822)
  • Liza parsia (Hamilton, 1822)
  • Myxus parsia (Hamilton, 1822)
  • Mugil olivaceus Day, 1876



This species reaches a maximum length of 16 cm (6.3 in).[1]

It is oviparous like other members of its genus.[2]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2018). "Planiliza parsia" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  2. ^ "Chelon parsia" at the Encyclopedia of Life

Further reading

  • Thomson, J.M., 1990. Mugilidae. p. 855-859. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7399).