Silver Flagtail, Kuhlia munda (De Vis 1884)


A Silver Flagtail, Kuhlia munda, in an aquarium. Source: Paddy Ryan / http://www.ryanphotographic.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A silvery flagtail with a blackish snout and lips, and a yellow caudal fin with a dark fin-base and a broad dark posterior margin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Kuhlia munda in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Oct 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/4455

Silver Flagtail, Kuhlia munda (De Vis 1884)

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Cape York to Cardwell, Queensland. Found elsewhere in southern Japan (including Ogasawara Island), New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Inhabits coastal waters including estuaries and mangrove areas.

Feeding

Feeds on small fishes, crustaceans and insects.

Species Citation

Herops munda De Vis, 1884, Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 1 9(2): 392. Type locality: Cardwell, QLD.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Silver Flagtail, Kuhlia munda (De Vis 1884)

References


Carpenter, K.E. 2001. Family Kuhliidae. pp. 3317-3320 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp.

De Vis, C.W. 1884. New Australian fishes in the Queensland Museum. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1 9(2): 389-400.

Grant, E.M. 2002. Guide to Fishes. Redcliffe : EM Grant Pty Ltd 880 pp.

Mailautoka, K. & Hoese, D. 2012. Kuhlia munda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. . Downloaded on 03 October 2014.

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E. & Randall, H.A. 2001. Review of the fishes of the genus Kuhlia (Perciformes: Kuhliidae) of the Central Pacific. Pacific Science 55(3): 227-256.

Sato, M. , Sakai, H. & Nakamura, N. 2004. Kuhlia boninensis (Fowler, 1907), a junior synonym of Kuhlia munda (De Vis, 1884) (Perciformes: Kuhliidae). Ichthyological Research 51(1): 70-72.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37323003

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:0-10 m

Habitat:Coastal, estuaries, mangroves

Max Size:13.5 cm SL

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