Striped red mullet
|Striped red mullet|
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Mullus surmuletus, the striped red mullet or surmullet, 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.
Despite its English name, the striped red mullet, of the goatfish family Mullidae, is only very distantly related to the grey mullet and many other species called "mullet", of the mullet family Mugilidae, which belongs to a completely different order of ray-finned fishes.
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