Red mullets

Mullus spp.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Baltic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Present along the North-east Atlantic from the North Sea down to West Africa, including the off-lying islands. Found also in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

ECOLOGY

These species inhabit sandy, muddy and gravel bottoms present at depths ranging from 1 – 500 m. Their diet consists of crustaceans, molluscs and benthic fish.

FISHERIES

Mainly fished using gill nets, trammel nets and bottoms trawls.

DID YOU KNOW

Red mullets have barbels containing multi-sensory cells used to track the sandy or muddy bottom in search of prey.