2 photos - 2 species


There are 27 genera with almost 80 species.

Some species migrate into rivers.

Above, the head of the mullet is flat, the mouth is terminal and small,

their teeth are also small or completely absent.

They grow between 10 cm and 1 m long, depending on the species.

Crenimugil crenilabis

Fringelip mullet

Maximum length: 55 cm

Depth: 0.2 - 15 m

Silver-coloured body with a black spot at the base of the pectoral fin.

Swims restlessly, feeding on delicate algae and invertebrates.

Photo 1 Johnny: Hurghada Egypt

Mugil curema

White mullet or Silver mullet

Maximum length: 20 - 38 cm

Depth: 0 - 10 m

The tips of the rear dorsal and caudal fins have a dark edge.

Silver-coloured body, conspicuous scales.

Shy, but will ignore divers if they approach carefully.

Photo 1 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean