thinlip grey mullet

Scientific name Chelon ramada
Descriptor Risso
Year of description 1827
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Mugilidae
Genus Chelon
Chelon ramada Chelon ramada

Introduction

Chelon ramada, commonly known as thinlip grey mullet, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year
  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Longevity
    10 year

How to recognize the thinlip grey mullet ?

The thinlip grey mullet measures between 35 and 70 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly argent, blanc and gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

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

Although the thinlip grey mullet is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The thinlip grey mullet is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

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

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

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

Biotope presentation

The thinlip grey mullet is most often found at a depth between 0m and 20m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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