Striped red mullet
The striped red mullet or surmullet (Mullus surmuletus) is a species of goatfish found in the Mediterranean Sea, eastern North Atlantic Ocean, and the Black Sea. They can be found in water as shallow as 5 metres (16 ft) or as deep as 409 metres (1,342 ft) depending upon the portion of their range that they are in. This species can reach a length of 40 centimetres (16 in) SL though most are only around 25 centimetres (9.8 in). The greatest recorded weight for this species is 1 kilogram (2.2 lb). This is a commercially important species and is also sought after as a game fish.
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Despite its English name, the striped red mullet, of the goatfish family Mullidae, is only very distantly related to the grey mullet and other species called "mullet", classified in a different family of the order Perciformes.
- Carpenter, K.E.; Smith-Vaniz, W.F.; de Bruyne, G. & de Morais, L. (2015). "Mullus surmuletus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T198674A42691804. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T198674A42691804.en. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Mullus surmuletus" in FishBase. December 2013 version.
Media related to Mullus surmuletus at Wikimedia Commons
- Photos of Striped red mullet on Sealife Collection
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