South African mullet
|South African mullet|
(A. Smith, 1846)
The South African mullet (Chelon richardsonii), also called a harder mullet or simply harder, is a species of mullet. It is found in South African coastal waters from Walvis Bay (Namibia) to KwaZulu-Natal, and grows to a maximum length of 40.5 cm. The person the specific name honours was not recorded by Andrew Smith when he described this species but it is most likely to be John Richardson (1787-1865), the Scottish naturalist, surgeon and Arctic explorer.
Local delicacy in South Africa
- The common name "harder mullet" in Germany refers to the flathead mullet, Mugil cephalus.
- The USS Harder (SS-257), a World War II era naval ship that was named after the fish.
- Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Mugil richardsonii". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Liza richardsonii" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
- Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (4 June 2018). "Mugiliformes". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
- The Olifants River harder fishery (Lisa richardsoni)
- Harder common name
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