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Diamond-scale Mullet

 
Introduction:

Diamond-scale Mullet is a schooling species found in lagoons, shallow sandy areas, mangroves and rivers. It occurs throughout the tropical Indo-West and Central Pacific.

Identification:

The Diamond-scale Mullet is silvery-grey with black scale margins. It has a truncate caudal fin. Juveniles have black pectoral fins.

Size:

The species grows to 55 cm in length.

Distribution:

It occurs throughout the tropical Indo-West and Central Pacific.In Australia it is known from the central coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to northern New South Wales.

Habitat:

Occurs in lagoons, shallow sandy areas, mangroves and rivers.


Alternative names: Largescale Mullet; Large-scaled Mullet; Large Scale Mullet; Diamond-scaled Mullet; Diamond Scale Mullet; Diamondscale Mullet
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.2368 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Cumberland Is : , (20 45' S , 149 20' E), 1924

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.2370 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Cumberland Is : , (20 45' S , 149 20' E), 1924

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.9086 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - New Guinea, PORT MORESBY DISTRICT , (9 S , 147 E), 1907
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.2369 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Cumberland Is : , (20 45' S , 149 20' E), 1924

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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I.44148-001 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Cooktown , (15 28' S , 145 15' E),
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.7676 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Northern Territory, BEDWELL POINT : , (11 29' S , 132 3' E), 12 Jun 1938

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.7675 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Northern Territory, BEDWELL POINT : , (11 29' S , 132 3' E), 12 Jun 1938

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.7674 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Northern Territory, BEDWELL POINT : , (11 29' S , 132 3' E), 12 Jun 1938

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.13757 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Vanuatu, , 1916

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.10580 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Republic of the Philippines, Jolo Archipelago - Sitankai Island , (4 43' N , 119 25' E), 1910

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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A.13850 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Burdekin River , (19 S , 145 E), 1883
A.13849 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Burdekin River , (19 S , 145 E), 1883
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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B.4001 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - France, Toulouse , (43 37' N , 1 27' E), 1884

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.11154 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, North Qld , 1910
I.25964-001 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Western Australia, Port Hedland, opposite hospital , (20 18' S , 118 36' E), 31 Mar 1982

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.18140-001 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, BUNDABERG : , (24 53' S , 152 21' E), Apr 1972
I.34301-034 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Eastern tip of Sabina Point, Shoalwater Bay , (22 23' 45" S , 150 18' 13" E), 14 Sep 1993
I.33535-003 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Cocos Keeling Islands, South Island?, lagoon dump , (12 12' S , 96 55' E), 5 May 1992
I.33533-003 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Cocos Keeling Islands, South Island?, lagoon dump , (12 12' S , 96 55' E), 5 Jun 1992
I.33459-011 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Western Australia, McGowans Beach, Kalumburu , (14 17' S , 126 38' E), 6 Sep 1992
I.27231-002 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Northern Territory, Drimmie Arm, Gove , (12 14' S , 136 42' E), 15 Jul 1974
I.34336-002 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, North end of One Mile Beach , (22 39' 30" S , 150 48' 36" E), 23 Sep 1993

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

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I.24677-026 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin, in front of museum , (12 27' S , 130 50' E), 30 Aug 1984
I.23948-012 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Northern Territory, East Arm, 50 m S of boat landing , (12 29' S , 130 55' E), 11 Aug 1983
I.22877-017 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Yeppoon, 2km south , (23 8' S , 150 45' E), 3 May 1982
I.20926-022 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Prince of Wales I. : Smith Point - mangroves , (10 37' S , 142 12' E), 16 Feb 1979

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.19102-010 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, LIZARD ISLAND : MRS WATSONS BEACH , (14 41' S , 145 27' E), 4 Feb 1975
I.28999-007 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Cocos Keeling Islands, Eastern end of Pulo Kambing , (12 12' S , 96 51' E), 22 Feb 1989
I.22784-035 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Just South of Cooktown, Finches Beach , (15 28' S , 145 15' E), 2 Jul 1980

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.19437-007 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, LIZARD ISLAND : CASUARINA BEACH , (14 40' S , 145 27' E), Nov 1975
I.20639-002 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Pacific Ocean, Phoenix Islands, Canton Island lagoon , (2 50' S , 171 40' W), 14 Jul 1950

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.19356-011 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Prince of Wales Island, North side of Terry Beach , (10 41' S , 142 7' E), 2 Jul 1976
I.20979-004 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, LIZARD ISLAND : RESEARCH STATION BEACH , (14 40' S , 145 27' E), 25 Nov 1978
I.21217-004 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Pakistan, , 1978
I.21532-002 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, LIZARD IS : Research Sta Beach , (14 41' S , 145 27' E), 30 Jan 1975
I.21536-008 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, LIZARD IS : RESEARCH STA. BEACH , (14 41' S , 145 27' E), 4 Feb 1975
I.22724-008 - Liza vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) - Australia, Queensland, Lizard Island, Mrs Watson's Bay, Ferriers Creek , (14 40' S , 145 27' E), 15 Sep 1981