Cestraeus oxyrhyncus Valenciennes, 1836
Sharp-nosed river mullet
Cestraeus oxyrhyncus
photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  39 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; depth range - 2 m
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: Indonesia east to Fiji; north to the Philippines and south to New Caledonia.
Biology:  Very little available data. Possibly ascending some way up rivers. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 16 September 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.10.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 14.04.15
Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 25.07.06

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