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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae Goatfishes

Genus: Mullus

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by INIDEP

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Mullus argentinae Hubbs & Marini, 1933

Photo by INIDEP
 
Mullus argentinae
[Argentine goatfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Mullus auratus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by JAMARC
 
Mullus auratus
[Red goatfish]

Photo by Luquet, D.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 33.2 cm SL
Mullus barbatus barbatus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Mullus barbatus barbatus
[Red mullet]

Photo by Otel, V.

Black Sea and Sea of Azov
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Mullus barbatus ponticus Essipov, 1927

Photo by Otel, V.
 
Mullus barbatus ponticus
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Mullus surmuletus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Mullus surmuletus
[Surmullet]
5 Species of Family Mullidae with Genus Mullus
(Goatfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1933 Mullus argentinae Argentine goatfish Southwest Atlantic 30 TL
1882 Mullus auratus Red goatfish Western Atlantic 27 TL
1758 Mullus barbatus barbatus Red mullet Eastern Atlantic 33.2 SL
1927 Mullus barbatus ponticus Black Sea and Sea of Azov 22 TL
1758 Mullus surmuletus Surmullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL



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