Joturus pichardi Poey, 1860
Bobo mullet
Joturus pichardi
photo by Matamoros, W.A.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  61 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,250.0 g
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range - 10 m, catadromous
Distribution:  Central America: Bahamas and Greater Antilles and the Atlantic and Pacific slopes of Central America and Colombia.
Biology:  Adults inhabit the upper reaches of rivers but enter brackish waters where spawning probably occurs. An important food fish in some areas. Herbivorous and scrapes algae from stones on the bottom with its fleshy lips, although sometimes eats prawns (Ref. 36880). Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Migrate from the upper reaches of rivers during months of high rainfall to the sea-river transition zone to spawn (Ref. 13802).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.09.08
Checked by: Harrison, Ian - 21.11.95

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