Scientific Name
Crenimugil crenilabis  
Crenimugil crenilabis粒唇鯔
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 0 - 40M
Chinese 粒唇鯔 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯔科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F245 Mugilidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 粒唇鯔 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 烏魚、烏仔、烏仔魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon、
Holotype Locality Red sea 
Synonyms Chelon crenilabis, Crenimugil crenilabris, Crenimugli crenilabris, Liza crenilabis, Liza lauvergnii, Mugil cirrhostomus, Mugil crenilabis, Mugil crenilabris, Mugil fasciatus, Mugil lauvergnii, Mugil macrocheilos, Mugil macrocheilus, Mugil neocaledonicus ...all 18..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Forsskål, P. 1775 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055267. ASIZP0057037. NMMBP00788. NMMBP00805. NMMBP05392. NTOU-AE6148. NTUM02097. NTUM06949. NTUM08147.  
Common Name Tahiti mullet; Thicklip mullet; Warty-nosed mullet; Warty-lipped mullet; Wart-lipped mullet; Mullet; Fringelip mullet; Grey mullet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Head relatively flattened dorsally. Snout shorter than eye diameter and blunt in profile. Ventral quarter to half of upper lip with 1 to 10 rows of papillae medially and laterally; papillae in lower rows are larger than those in upper rows, flask-shaped, andmay have bifid tips. Lower lip thin, with anterior margin turned out and downwards; 1 or 2 rows of papillae on inner part of lower lip, giving a fine crenate fringe. Lips and vomer edentate. Adipose eyefold forms narrow rim around eye. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 50 to 78. Origin of first dorsal fin midway between tip of snout and base of caudal fin, or slightly closer to latter; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin forked. Scales cycloid or very weakly ctenoid; 37 to 40 scales in longitudinal series; 12 to 14 in transverse series; 24 to 26 scales in longitudinal series anterior to origin of second dorsal fin; 19 or 20 scales in transverse series entirely around caudal peduncle. Silvery in color, greenish olive above; pectoral fins pale yellow with purplish axillary spot, other fins grey.
habitats Found in coastal waters, over sandy or muddy areas of lagoons, reef flats and tide pools; enters harbors. Omnivorous. Forms large schools before spawning, at the beginning of the ebb tide (in June), over shallow, open areas of the lagoon slope. Spawning o 
Distribution Widespread throughout tropical Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. It is a common species in Taiwan, except eastern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh