Fringelip Mullet (species: Crenimugil crenilabis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Crenimugil crenilabis
Fringelip Mullet

©Paul Asman: Two Crenimugil crenilabis at Anchor Bay, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Fringelip Mullet at Lizard Island

©Paul Asman: Crenimugil crenilabis at Anchor Bay, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Mugiliformes
Family Mugilidae
Genus Crenimugil
Species Crenimugil crenilabis



Distinguishing features

A silver mullet with narrow horizontal grey stripes along the scale rows and a black spot at the pectoral fin base. 


  • Up to 40 cm (Total length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Commonly seen in small schools near beaches.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Cribb, T.H., G.R. Anderson, R.D. Adlard and R.A. Bray (1998). A DNA-based demonstration of a three-host life-cycle for the Bivesiculidae (Platyhelminthes: Digenea), International Journal for Parasitology, 28: 1791-1795. LIRS catalog number 1010.
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