Chelon bispinosus

Chelon bispinosus (Cape Verde mullet) is a fish of the family Mugilidae. It is one of seven species in the genus Chelon. It is endemic to waters near Cape Verde in the east central Atlantic Ocean.[2] This species is found in the neritic zone.[3]

Chelon bispinosus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Genus: Chelon
C. bispinosus
Binomial name
Chelon bispinosus
(S. Bowdich, 1825)


This species reaches a maximum length of 15 cm.[2]

It is oviparous like other members of its genus.[3]


  1. ^ Carpenter, K.E.; Camara, K.; Djiman, R.; et al. (2015). "Chelon bispinosus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T197037A2478261. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T197037A2478261.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Chelon bispinosus" in FishBase. June 2018 version.
  3. ^ a b "Chelon bispinosus Cape Verde Mullet". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  • Thomson, J.M., 1990. Mugilidae. pp. 855–859. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7399).