Chelon tricuspidens (Smith, 1935)
Striped mullet
photo by SFSA

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,110.0 g
Environment:  pelagic-neritic, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known only from Mossel Bay and the Kosi Estuary in South Africa. Reported from Angola (Ref. 3468) and Mozambique (Ref. 12484).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Occur mainly in estuaries, congregating over mud-banks (Ref. 2830). Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Omnivore (Ref. 97629). Fleshy highly esteemed (Ref. 4393).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 02.06.92
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.08.17
Checked by: Harrison, Ian - 21.11.95

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