Valamugil buchanani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Mugiliformes Mugilidae

Scientific Name: Valamugil buchanani (Bleeker, 1853)
Common Name(s):
English Bluetail Mullet
Moolgarda buchanani (Bleeker, 1854)
Mugil buchanani Bleeker, 1854
Mugil ceylonensis G√ľnther, 1861
Mugil radians Castelnau, 1861
Oedalechilus kesteveni Whitley, 1943

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-12
Assessor(s): Sparks, J.S.
Reviewer(s): Sayer, C.
This is a widespread and relatively common species throughout its range with no major threats noted. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It occurs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to the islands of Melanesia and Micronesia (Eschmeyer et al. 2016).
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Fiji; India (Andaman Is.); Indonesia; Japan; Kenya; Madagascar; Mauritius; Mayotte; Micronesia, Federated States of ; Mozambique; New Caledonia; Northern Mariana Islands; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population:This is a widespread and relatively common species that occurs in the Indo-West Pacific. No information is available on the population size or trend.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in shallow coastal waters and estuaries, entering creeks and rivers.
Systems:Freshwater; Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is consumed locally in Madagascar.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known across the range of this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in protected areas in Madagascar.

Citation: Sparks, J.S. 2017. Valamugil buchanani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T186087A1809884. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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