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Oedalechilus labiosus  (Valenciennes, 1836)

Hornlip mullet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Mugiliformes (Mullets) > Mugilidae (Mullets)
Etymology: Oedalechilus: Greek, oidaleos, -a, -on = swollen + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical; 32°N - 24°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Marshall Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602); common length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9812)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 9. Olive dorsally; silvery ventrally (Ref. 9812).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occur in coastal waters, mainly in reef flats and shallow lagoon reefs; often in silty habitats Form schools at the surface (Ref. 9710, 48637). Usually swimming in surface waters near freshwater run-offs. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Used as live bait in pole-and-line tuna fishing (Ref. 9812).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Harrison, Ian | Collaborators

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; bait: usually
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00610 - 0.01972), b=2.91 (2.76 - 3.06), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.4   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .