Flathead grey mullet


Often recorded in schools. In the pacific coast of Mexico, this species can live to at least 12 years old. Feeds on zooplanktons, detritus and benthic organisms.


  • Body grey to olive-green dorsally. Silver on sides and white ventrally.
  • Body has 6 to 7 horizontal stripes.
  • Diffused bluish black spot on pectoral fin base.
  • Transparent eyelid (adipose eyelid).

Common Name: Flathead grey mullet

Family Common Name: Mullets

Family: Mugilidae

Scientific Name: Mugil cephalus___(Linnaeus, 1758)

Genus: Mugil

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