This week in Fish: Fan-finned mullet

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Mar 2012

This week we posted images of a strange mullet with elongated fins.  This is not the first image of a strange 'fan-finned' mullet that has been sent to the museum.  We also show an image of a rarely reported dartfish from Sydney Harbour.

Blackmargin Dartfish, Parioglossus marginalis

Photographer: Katt Srinivasan © Australian Museum

New images:

Blackmargin Dartfish, Parioglossus marginalis
Brilliant Pomfret, Eumegistus illustris
False Fusilier, Paracaesio xanthura
Sea Mullet with long fins
Sea Mullet, Mugil cephalus
Wallis Lake 'Fan-tailed' Sea Mullet

New blog post:

Larval whalefish at Apo Island
Water squirting' Common Lionfish

New image galleries:


Tags fishes, ichthyology, fan-finned, mullet, Mugilidae,