thicklip grey mullet

Scientific name Chelon labrosus
Descriptor Risso
Year of description 1827
IUCN category LC
Family Mugilidae
Genus Chelon
Chelon labrosus Chelon labrosus


Chelon labrosus, commonly known as thicklip grey mullet, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    32 cm
  • Maximum size
    75 cm
  • Longevity
    25 year
  • Average size
    32 cm
  • Maximum size
    75 cm
  • Longevity
    25 year

How to recognize the thicklip grey mullet ?

The thicklip grey mullet measures between 32 and 75 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly argent and blanc body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The thicklip grey mullet is a fish living in small groups naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is omnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The thicklip grey mullet is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    9 - 20 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 10 m

Biotope presentation

The thicklip grey mullet is most often found at a depth between 0m and 10m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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