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Fantail Mullet: Mugil gyrans

Appearance:

  • 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

Habitat:

These are an inshore species, occuring along beaches in the fall.

Behavior:

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.

State Record:

This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

Fishing Tips and Facts:

small mullet, less than 1 pound.

Additional Information:


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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