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mullet,

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.

Mullet

 

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.

mullet

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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