leaping mullet

Scientific name Chelon saliens
Descriptor Risso
Year of description 1810
IUCN category LC
Family Mugilidae
Genus Chelon
Chelon saliens Chelon saliens

Introduction

Chelon saliens, commonly known as leaping mullet, is a brackish water and salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm

How to recognize the leaping mullet ?

The leaping mullet measures between 30 and 40 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    herbivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The leaping mullet is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is herbivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The leaping mullet is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

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
    10 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 10 m
  • Flow
    Medium, Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

The leaping 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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