Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabit coastal waters and estuaries (Ref. 2683, 7399). Feed on phytoplankton and detritus (Ref. 28587). Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Casamance River, Senegal to Angola. Reported from Mauritania (Ref. 55783).
  • Albaret, J.-J. 1992 Mugilidae. p. 780-788. In C. Levêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douces et saumâtres d'Afrique de l'Ouest Tome 2. Coll. Faune Trop. No. 28, 902 p. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique and ORSTOM, Paris, France. (Ref. 7380)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=7380&speccode=4995 External link.
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Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2683))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; brackish; marine
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on phytoplankton and detritus (Ref. 28587).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Mugil bananensis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Mugil bananensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
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