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Accepted name: Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758

Scientific synonyms and common names

Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758

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Subspecies:

Mugil cephalus cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mugil cephalus (part.?) Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., ed. X: 316 ('Habitat in Oceano Europaeo'). No type preserved.
Mugil cephalus var. A.: Delaroche, 1809: 32, pl. I (fig. 4).
Mugil provensalis Risso, 1810, Ichth. Nice: 346 (Nice). Type: destroyed (see Bertin, 1945).
Mugil cephalus (part.): Cuvier, 1817: 292.
Mugil cephalus: Risso, 1826: 388 Cuvier, 1829: 231 Bonaparte, 1834: pl. 91 (fig. 1) Valenciennes, in Cuv. & Val., 1836: 19, pl. 307 Nordmann, 1840: 385 ? Lowe, 1843: 86 Guichenot, 1850: 67 Günther, 1861b: 417 Moreau, 1881, 3: 183 Carus, 1893: 705 Vinciguerra, 1893: 323 Boulenger, 1907: 429, pl. LXXX (fig. 1); 1916: 80, fig. 47 Athanassopoulos, 1919: 264-265, fig. 3,13-14 Pellegrin 1921: 188, fig. 89 Joubin & Le Danois, 1924: 43, fig. on p. 45 Roule, 1925: 52 pl. XII (fig. 22-22A) Popov, 1929: 245, fig. 1; 1930: 56, 118, pl. 2 Chevey 1929 & 1930: fig. (from Cuv. & Val.) Wimpenny: 1932b Borcea, 1934: 251 fig. 1-4 Buen, 1935: 94 Nobre, 1935: 325, 327, pl. XLIV (fig. 144) Lozano Rey, 1935: 240-241, pl. XIII (fig. 1) Fowler, 1936: 584 (part.) Bodenheimer 1937: 262 Arne, 1938: 91, fig. 8-9 Faouzi, 1938: 63 Kurepina & Pavlovsky 1946: 25, fig. 20-20a Lozano Rey, 1947, 2: 721, pl. XIX (fig. 1) Soljan, 1948 205 (fig.), 390 Rossignol, 1952: 89 (part.'?) Albuquerque, 1954-1956: 603-604 fig. 272 Dieuzeide et al., 1955: 233, fig. (on p. 234) Dollfus, 1955: 139 Morovic 1957, fig. on p. 9, 11, 13-15 Soljan, 1963: 205, fig. Banarescu, 1964: 610, fig. Svetovidov, 1964: 206 (key), 208, fig. 58-59 (numerous refs.) Thomson 1964: 9 12, 24 Ladiges & Vogt, 1965: 151, pl. 35 (fig. 146) El-Zarka & Kamel, 1966 . 209 Tortonese, 1966: 98, fig. (on p. 96) Thomson, 1966: 302 (incl. many refs. to bionomics in Australian and other waters) Blanc & Banarescu, 1968: 26 Bini, 1968, 4: 31-32, col. fig. Zei & Abel, in Riedl, 1970: 618, pl. 228 Tortonese 1972a: 27-28.
Ello cephalus: Gistel, 1848: 109.
Mugil cephalus & M. cephalotus Bodenheimer, 1937: 272.
Mugil cephalus cephalus: Cadenat, 1954: 588 Trewavas & Ingham, 1972: 17-20, fig. 2b.

Mugil cepkalas ashanteensis (Bleeker, 1863)
Mugil ashanteensis Bleeker, 1863, Natuurk. Verh. Holland. Maatsch. Wet., 2 (18): 91, pl. XIX (fig. 2). Type: RMNH, 'Ashantee'.
? Mugil tang Bloch, 1794, Naturg. ausländ Fische, 8: 171, pl. 395 ('Acara' = Accra). (nomen dubium = M. cephalus teste Troschel, 1840, but may be M. bananensis). Type: ZMHU.
Mugil cephalus (part.): Fowler, 1936: 584.
Mugil cephalus (part.7.): Rossignol, 1952: 89 Dollfus, 1955: 139.
Mugil cephalus ashanteensis: Cadenat, 1954: 588 Trewavas & Ingham, 1972: 17.

Common names:

bouchakfa [Ar]
bouri [Ar]
bouri [Eg]
carido [Fr]
cefalo [It]
chefal [Ro]
cipal [Hr]
flathead grey mullet [En]
haskefal [Hr]
kefal [Tu]
képhalos [He]
kifol gedol harosh [Iw]
laban [Ro]
liça [Pr]
loban [Ru]
mugem [Pr]
mulet à grosse tête [Fr]
mulet cabot [Fr]
müsaro [Fr]
pardete [Es]
skocac glavas [Hr]
tainha [Pr]

Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus)