Fantail Mullet: Mugil gyrans
- Color olive green with blue tints on back, shading to silvery sides, white below
- Anal and pelvic fins yellowish
- Dark blotch at base of pectoral fin
- Inverted V-shaped mouth
- Insertion of second dorsal over that of anal fin
These are an inshore species, occuring along beaches in the fall.
Fantail mullet spawn in nearshore and possibly inshore waters during spring and summer. Juveniles occur inshore. This fish feeds on algae, small crustaceans and detritus.
This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Fishing Tips and Facts:
small mullet, less than 1 pound.
Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles