Liza luciae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Liza luciae
Species Authority: (Penrith & Penrith, 1967)
Common Name(s):
English St. Lucia Mullet, Saint Lucia Mullet
Ellochelon luciae Penrith & Penrith, 1967
Taxonomic Notes: There has been much disagreement concerning the relationships of the one family placed in order Mugiliformes (Nelson 2006). Although reasons exist for regarding mugilids as perciform, rather than being related to the Atherinomorpha, there seems to be insufficient reason to change the classification from that given in Nelson (1994), based on Stiassny (1993) and Johnson and Patterson (1993) (Nelson 2006).

This species is treated by some authors as being a synonym of the more widespread Liza melinoptera (Valenciennes, 1836).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2ab+3a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Skelton, P.

Geographic Range [top]

Mozambique; South Africa
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater; Marine

Citation: Skelton, P. 1996. Liza luciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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