Taxonomy

Mugil grandisquamis Valenciennes, 1836, Goree, Senegal. OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Mulet ecailleux; Spanish: Liza escamuda. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Commonly reaches 9.8 in (25 cm) in standard length but may reach up to 15.7 in (40 cm) in fork length. Teeth on both lips are absent or are very small, well spaced, and positioned in a single row on the upper lip, or rarely, in two rows. The anal fin has three spines and nine soft rays in adults. There are 26-30 scales in a longitudinal series along the flanks. Body is darkish dorsally and slightly paler and silvery laterally and ven-trally. The anal fin and lower lobe of the caudal fin may be yellowish.

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