Red mullet (Mullus spp)


Common name: Red mullet

Scientific name: Mullus spp (Lamarck, 1798)

Seasonality: all year except February

Biological and ecological features of the species: A small fish, its head has an oblique profile. It has two dorsal fins, two pectoral fins, a bilobed tail fin, an anal fin at the height of the second dorsal fin, a pair of barbels under the lower jaw. Its elongated body is pinkish-red, tending to silvery on the belly with numerous spots

Max length: 25-30 cm

Minimum conservation reference size: 11 cm

Fishing gear: Bottom trawl

Nutritional qualities:  Red mullet is considered a medium-fat species. Its flesh is compact and highly digestible. This species is a good source of proteins, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamin E. This species is also a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

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