squaretail mullet

Scientific name Ellochelon vaigiensis
Descriptor Quoy & Gaimard
Year of description 1825
IUCN category LC
Family Mugilidae
Genus Ellochelon
Ellochelon vaigiensis Ellochelon vaigiensis

Introduction

Ellochelon vaigiensis, commonly known as squaretail mullet, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    63 cm
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    63 cm
  • Shape
    Rectangular

How to recognize the squaretail mullet ?

The squaretail mullet measures between 35 and 63 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    algae-eating
  • Sociability
    gregarious
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The squaretail mullet is a fish gregarious naturally found near to the surface. This species is algae-eating .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The squaretail 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
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 5 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The squaretail mullet is most often found at a depth between 0m and 5m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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