Mullus barbatus

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Red Mullet
Black sea mullus barbatus ponticus 01.jpg
Mullus barbatus ponticus
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae
Genus: Mullus
Species: M. barbatus
Binomial name
Mullus barbatus
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms
  • Mullus ruber Lacepède, 1801
Illustration of M. barbatus

The red mullet (Mullus barbatus) is a species of goatfish found in the Mediterranean Sea, Marmara Sea, the Black Sea and the eastern North Atlantic Ocean from Scandinavia to Senegal.

FishBase currently recognizes two subspecies though the validity of M. b. ponticus is uncertain:[1][2]

  • M. b. barbatus (Red Mullet) Linnaeus, 1758 (found throughout range)
  • M. b. ponticus (Blunt-snouted Mullet) Essipov, 1927 (found in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). barbatus"Mullus barbatus barbatus" in FishBase. December 2013 version.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). ponticus"Mullus barbatus ponticus" in FishBase. December 2013 version.