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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Mullidae Goatfishes

Genus: Mullus

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

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Mullus argentinae
[Argentine goatfish]



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

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Mullus auratus
[Red goatfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Otel, V.
 
Mullus barbatus ponticus
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Mullus surmuletus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Mullus surmuletus
[Surmullet]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mullus argentinae Argentine goatfish Southwest Atlantic 30 TL 1933
Mullus auratus Red goatfish Western Atlantic 27 TL 1882
Mullus barbatus barbatus Red mullet Eastern Atlantic 33.2 SL 1758
Mullus barbatus ponticus Black Sea and Sea of Azov 22 TL 1927
Mullus surmuletus Surmullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1758



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