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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Mulliformes
Family: Mullidae Goatfishes

Genus: Mullus

(See list of species below)



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5 species
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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Mullus argentinae Hubbs & Marini, 1933

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Mullus argentinae
[Argentine goatfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Mullus auratus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.D.
 
Mullus auratus
[Red goatfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 38.2 cm TL
Mullus barbatus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Mullus barbatus
[Red mullet]



Black Sea and Sea of Azov
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Mullus ponticus Essipov, 1927

Photo by Photo by Otel, V.
 
Mullus ponticus
[Blunt-snouted mullet]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Mullus surmuletus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Mullus surmuletus
[Surmullet]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mullus argentinae Argentine goatfish Southwest Atlantic 30 TL 1933
Mullus auratus Red goatfish Western Atlantic 27 TL 1882
Mullus barbatus Red mullet Eastern Atlantic 38.2 TL 1758
Mullus ponticus Blunt-snouted mullet Black Sea and Sea of Azov 22 TL 1927
Mullus surmuletus Surmullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1758



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