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Mullet - Diamond scale

Mullet - Diamond scale
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Also known as:

Diamond scaled mullet

Large scale mullet

Square tailed mullet. Yellowtailed mullet

Common Group Name:

Mullets

Family Name:

Muglidae

Genus Name:

Liza

Species Name:

Liza vaigiensis


Dispatch Method:

The various species of mullet found in Australian estuaries and inshore waters have similar brain locations. All species can be killed humanely by iki jime, or a firm knock to the head. Smaller specimens (less than around 20-25 cm) may also be killed humanely in an ice slurry.


Fish Description:

  • Diamond scale mullet are silvery-grey with dstinctive diamond shaped scales with black scale margins.
  • Juveniles have black pectoral fins.

Fish Distribution:

  • Diamond scale mullet occur throughout the tropical Indo-West and Central Pacific.

  • In Australia this species can be found from the central coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to northern New South Wales.

Fish Size Common Length:

30-45 cm. Maximum size around 60 cm.