Striped red mullet (Mullus surmuletus)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandIts distribution is predominantly southern orientated, and it is most often found of the south and south-west coasts of the British Isles and southern Ireland but migrates through the English Channel into the North Sea.
HabitatThe red mullet is a demersal species. It is found at depths of 3-90 m on sandy or muddy bottoms but also at times on rocky ground.
- Pair of chin barbels, longer than the pectoral fin.
- Up to 40 cm in length.
- Two distinct dorsal fins.
- First dorsal fin has dark markings.
- Longitudinal red and brown stripes run the length of the body.
- Head is less steep than red mullet Mullus barbatus.
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Last Updated: 02/09/2008