Mullus ponticus, Blunt-snouted mullet

Mullus ponticus Essipov, 1927

Blunt-snouted mullet
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Mulliformes (Goatfishes) > Mullidae (Goatfishes)
Etymology: Mullus: Latin, mullus = soft (Ref. 45335).

Issue
Taxon constantly recognized at subspecies rank, including in Eschmeyer's CofF (ver. Nov. 2020) under the species Mullus barbatus Linnaeus, 1758. As subspecies are no more main entries in FishBase, the information about Mullus barbatus ponticus will be moved under the species as a "Stock".

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 300 m (Ref. 4845).   Temperate; 47°N - 41°N, 27°E - 42°E

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Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs over mud, sand and gravel bottoms of the continental shelf. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates (crustaceans, worms and mollusks) (Ref. 4845).

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Hureau, J.-C., 1986. Mullidae. p. 877-882. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4845)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00532 - 0.01361), b=3.06 (2.93 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.44 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 5.4 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .