Image: Sea Mullet, Mugil cephalus

Sea Mullet, Mugil cephalus

A Sea Mullet caught at Hastings Point, just inside mouth of Cudgera Creek, December 2002. The fish is now registered in the Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection (AMS I.41874-009).

Mark McGrouther
© Australian Museum


The species can be recognised by its large adipose eyelid and the bluish spot at the base of the pectoral fin.

Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Sea Mullet, Mugil cephalus, Mugilidae, silver, dusky, fins,