Crenimugil crenilabis

Wartylip Mullet | Fringelip Mullet | Grey Mullet | Tahiti Mullet | Thicklipped Mullet | Wartynosed Mullet
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Crenimugil crenilabis, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Crenimugil crenilabis, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Crenimugil crenilabis
Crenimugil crenilabis


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Small black spot at base of pectoral fin. Pectoral fin longer and more pointed than in Mugil cephalus (Sea Mullet) and Myxus elongatus (Sand Mullet). Fine black outer margin of tail.


Max Size: 60 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20-30.6°C

Depth: 0-20m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Rare (0.9% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (19 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields