Scientific Name
Moolgarda seheli
Moolgarda seheli薛氏莫鯔
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 0 - 40M
Chinese 薛氏莫鯔 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯔科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F245 Mugilidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 圓吻莫鯔 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 豆仔魚、烏仔、烏仔魚、烏魚、薛氏凡鯔、豆仔(澎湖)、誌仔(澎湖)、黃耳烏(澎湖)、青尾烏(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality [Lohajæ] Al-Luhayya, Yemen, Red Sea; [no specific locality stated] Red Sea 
Synonyms Liza caeruleomaculatus, Liza melinoptera, Liza seheli, Moolgarda delicata, Mugil axillaris, Mugil bleekeri, Mugil borbonicus, Mugil caeruleomaculata, Mugil caeruleomaculatus, Mugil caeruleornaculatus, Mugil coeruleomaculatus, Mugil crenilabis seheli, Mugil cylindricus ...all 23..  
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)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0074665.  
Common Name Buluespot mullet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately robust. Head as wide as deep or slightly wider and dorsally flattened. Snout short and blunt; shorter than eye diameter. Teeth on both lips minute and villiform in 1 row or absent. Vomerine teeth present or absent. Adipose eyefold poorly developed as rim around eye. Gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 39 to 73, usually more than 50. Two dorsal fins; anal fin with III spines and 9 soft rays; caudal fin forked. Scales with a membranous, digitated hind margin; 38 to 40 in longitudinal series; 12 to 14 in transverse series; 10 to 14 scales in longitudinal series anterior to tip of pectoral fins and 24 or 25 anterior to origin of second dorsal fin; 18 to 20 scales in transverse series entirely around caudal peduncle. Body bluish brown or green dorsally; flanks and abdomen silvery; dusky spots on upper rows of scales, giving indistinct longitudinal stripes; dorsal and caudal fins bluish, also dusky in second dorsal and caudal; anal, pelvic, and particularly pectoral fins yellowish; pectoral fins also with dark blue spot dorsally at origin.
habitats Inhabits coastal waters but enters estuaries and rivers where it feeds on microalgae, filamentous algae, forams, diatoms, and detritus associated with sand and mud. Forms schools. Also caught using stakenets, barrier nets, and pouch nets during spawning;  
Distribution Widespread throughout Indo-Pacific, from East Africa and Red Sea to theMarquesas Islands; north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to southern Queensland and New Caledonia. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh and perhaps salted, boiled, canned or frozen; roe salted.