red mullet

Scientific name Mullus barbatus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Mullidae
Genus Mullus
Mullus barbatus Mullus barbatus

Introduction

Mullus barbatus, commonly known as red mullet, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    38 cm
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    38 cm
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the red mullet ?

This fish has the particularity to possess several pairs of barbels, which allow him to search the bottom and to detect the food thus moved.

The red mullet measures between 20 and 38 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly orange and argent body. The also has orange tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The red mullet is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The red 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?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    12 - 24 °C
  • Depth
    10 - 328 m

Biotope presentation

The red mullet is most often found at a depth between 10m and 328m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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