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Chelon tricuspidens

(Chelon tricuspidens)

Description

Chelon tricuspidesn, the striped mullet, is a species of ray-finned fish from the family Mugilidae. It is found in southern Africa where its known range comprises Mossel Bay and the Kosi Estuary in South Africa. Its habitatis muddy areas in estuaries. This species and the Diassanga mullet (Chelon bandialensis) are closely related and these two taxa seem to have separated when the Benguela Current, as it exists today, was formed about 3-12 million years ago.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Mugiliformes
Family:Mugilidae
Genus:Chelon
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