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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae Mullets

Genus: Chelon

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Chelon bispinosus (Bowdich, 1825)

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Chelon bispinosus
[Cape Verde mullet]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm SL
Chelon labrosus (Risso, 1827)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Chelon labrosus
[Thicklip grey mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Chelon macrolepis (Smith, 1846)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chelon macrolepis
[Largescale mullet]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Chelon melinopterus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by SFSA
 
Chelon melinopterus
[Otomebora mullet]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Chelon parsia (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Chelon parsia
[Goldspot mullet]

Photo by Townsend, D.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chelon planiceps (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Townsend, D.
 
Chelon planiceps
[Tade gray mullet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Chelon subviridis (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chelon subviridis
[Greenback mullet]
7 Species of Family Mugilidae with Genus Chelon
(Mullets)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1825 Chelon bispinosus Cape Verde mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 15 SL
1827 Chelon labrosus Thicklip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 75 SL
1846 Chelon macrolepis Largescale mullet Indo-Pacific 60 SL
1836 Chelon melinopterus Otomebora mullet Indo-Pacific 30 SL
1822 Chelon parsia Goldspot mullet Indian Ocean 16 TL
1836 Chelon planiceps Tade gray mullet Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1836 Chelon subviridis Greenback mullet Indo-Pacific 40 SL



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