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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae Mullets

Genus: Chelon

(See list of species below)



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11 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Chelon auratus (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Chelon auratus
[Golden grey mullet]

Photo by Durand, J.-D.

Africa
Max. Length 57.2 cm SL
Chelon bandialensis (Diouf, 1991)

Photo by Durand, J.-D.
 
Chelon bandialensis
[Diassanga Mullet]

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 FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chelon dumerili (Steindachner, 1870)

Photo by FAO
 
Chelon dumerili
[Grooved 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 Hasan, M.E.

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

Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Chelon parsia
[Goldspot mullet]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

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

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Chelon planiceps
[Tade gray mullet]

Photo by Meyer, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chelon ramada (Risso, 1827)

Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Chelon ramada
[Thinlip grey mullet]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40.5 cm TL
Chelon richardsonii (Smith, 1846)

Photo by SFSA
 
Chelon richardsonii
[South African mullet]

Photo by Abbasi, K.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Chelon saliens (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Abbasi, K.
 
Chelon saliens
[Leaping mullet]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Chelon tricuspidens (Smith, 1935)

Photo by SFSA
 
Chelon tricuspidens
[Striped mullet]
11 Species of Family Mugilidae with Genus Chelon
(Mullets)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1810 Chelon auratus Golden grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 59 TL
1991 Chelon bandialensis Diassanga Mullet Africa 57.2 SL
1825 Chelon bispinosus Cape Verde mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 15 SL
1870 Chelon dumerili Grooved mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1827 Chelon labrosus Thicklip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 75 SL
1822 Chelon parsia Goldspot mullet Indian Ocean 16 TL
1836 Chelon planiceps Tade gray mullet Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1827 Chelon ramada Thinlip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 70 TL
1846 Chelon richardsonii South African mullet Southeast Atlantic 40.5 TL
1810 Chelon saliens Leaping mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL
1935 Chelon tricuspidens Striped mullet Southeast Atlantic 75 TL



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