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Agonostomus telfairii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII MUGILIFORMES MUGILIDAE

Scientific Name: Agonostomus telfairii
Species Authority: Bennett, 1832
Common Name(s):
English Fairy Mullet
Synonym(s):
Nestis cyprinoides Valenciennes, 1836
Nestis dobuloides Valenciennes, 1836
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).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Stiassny, M.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Comoros; Madagascar; Mauritius; Mayotte; Réunion
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Stiassny, M. 1996. Agonostomus telfairii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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