Flat-tail mullet

The flat-tail mullet (Gracimugil argenteus) is a species of grey mullet from the family Mugilidae. It is endemic to southern Australia where it forms schools in shallows, and lower estuaries, as well as in more saline lagoons. It spawns at sea but juveniles move into freshwater until they are a year old. It feeds on benthic microorganisms such as crustaceans and filamentous algae. It is caught as a food fish. It is the only species in the monospecific genus Gracimugil.[1]

Flat-tail mullet
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Gracimugil
Whitley, 1941[2]
G. argenteus
Binomial name
Gracimugil argenteus
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)[1]
  • Mugil argenteus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
  • Liza argentea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
  • Mugil ferrandi Valenciennes, 1836
  • Mugil peronii Valenciennes, 1836
  • Mugil australis Steindachner, 1879


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Gracimugil argenteus" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Gracimugil". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 30 October 2018.