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blunt-nosed, tropical and temperate water fishes of the family Mugilidae, found worldwide. Small schools of mullets frequent shallow waters, feeding on aquatic plants and on mud, which is ground up in the gizzardlike stomach. The striped mullet, or flathead gray mullet, Mugil cephalus, is quite common, a bluish fish that attains a weight of 1 lb (0.45 kg). Mullets are good food fish, prized for their flesh and roe, and are preyed upon heavily by larger carnivorous fishes. The red mullets, or surmullets, are unrelated species of the family Mullidae. Mullets are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Mugiliformes, family Mugilidae.



small fishes of the genus Mullus, Mullidae family, Percomorphi order. Two barbels on the lower lip play the basic role in finding food. The females are up to 40 cm long, and the males are smaller. Mullet feed primarily on benthic invertebrates. The eggs float in the open water. Mullet are encountered in the Mediterranean and Black seas. There are two species in the Black Sea, the mullet (Mullus barbatus) and the red mullet (M. surmuletus). Mullet is fished commercially.


1. any of various teleost food fishes belonging to the families Mugilidae (see grey mullet) or Mullidae (see red mullet)
2. the US name for grey mullet
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The tarpon circle the mullet schools forcing the baitfish closer together and then without warning a giant silver tarpon propels itself through a mullet school, mouth wide open hoping to suck in a mullet or two.
El estudio realizado por Hermand, Mullet y Lavieville, 1997, (veanse tambien Hermand, Mullet, & Coutelle, 1995; Hermand, Mullet, Sorum, & Tillard, 2000), cuyos resultados se presentan en la Figura 5, ilustran particularmente bien la naturaleza inesperada de las reglas de juicio implementado en ciertas situaciones de la vida cotidiana.
In Rio Grande do Sul, mullet represented less than 5% of the fish captured by purse seiners between 1990 and 1994 (Haimovici, 1997).
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Those outside the Bergholz community, who had either left in fear or worried about relatives who lived there, increasingly viewed Mullet and his followers as problematic and divergent from the Amish way.
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With relatives of victims and his family sitting on opposite sides of the public gallery, Mullet said he has lived his life trying to help others.