Mullets

Mullets are medium to long size fish, with elongated body and cylindrical section. Their head is often wide, flattened dorsally, terminal or slightly lower and between small and moderate in size. They have two short dorsal fins very well separated. The first has 4 thin spines, while the second has 9-10 soft spokes. The anal fin is short and has 2-3 spines and 7-12 soft spokes. The caudal is emarginated or forked. The pectoral fins are inserted into the body at a relatively high height from the body. The pelvic fins consist of a spine and 5 soft spokes and are located between the pectoral fin and the first dorsal fin.

As additional characteristics of the Mullets, these do not have lateral line. Likewise, they have mechanisms that allow them to filter the water through specialized structures that allow them to capture microalgae, detritus, small invertebrate microorganisms and in general organic particles. Mullets are fish capable of living in waters with a wide range of salt concentration, and can be found in coastal marine waters, brackish water lakes, estuaries, and even fresh water. They can be found in coastal marine waters, brackish water lakes, estuaries and even in fresh water.


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