Fantail Mullet


Family Mugilidae, MULLETS
Mugil gyrans

Description: color olive green with blue tints on back, shading to silvery sides, white below; anal and pelvic fins yellowish; dark blotch at base of pectoral fin; inverted V-shaped mouth; insertion of second dorsal over that of anal fin.

Similar Fish: striped mullet, M. cephalus; white mullet, M. curema.

Where found: INSHORE, occuring along beaches in the fall.

Size: small mullet, less than 1 pound.

*Florida Record: n/a

Remarks: spawns in NEARSHORE or possibly INSHORE waters during spring and summer; juveniles occur INSHORE; feeds on algae, small crustaceans and detritus.

* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.

[Fish Identification] [Fishing in Indian River County]

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