Regarding the family name Mugiloididae, Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Life, 2004) states that its type genus, Mugiloides Lacepède 1803, "is evidently based on a mullet, family Mugilidae... This means that the family name Mugiloididae (or Mugiloidae) no longer is used for the fishes known as sandperches; the oldest family name available for them is the Pinguipedidae"
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