Mugil hospes Jordan & Culver, 1895
Hospe mullet
photo by FAO

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  35.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Belize to Brazil (Harrison, pers. comm.). Eastern Pacific: Mexico (no records from the Gulf of California) to Ecuador (Ref. 9321).
Biology:  Inhabit coastal marine and estuarine areas (Ref. 9321). Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Incidentally caught with other species of mullets (Ref. 9321). Marketed fresh and salted (Ref. 9321).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 09.05.17
Checked by: Harrison, Ian - 22.11.95

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