Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (South Florida). STRIPED MULLET.
FLORIDA COOPERATIVE FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH UNIT GAINESVILLE
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Species profiles are literature summaries of the taxonomy, morphology, distribution, life history, biological and physical environments, and environmental requirements of coastal species of fishes and aquatic invertebrates. These are designed to assist in environmental impact assessment and permit review. The striped mullet is a valuable food fish and baitfish. About 31 million pounds were landed in Florida in 1981. Striped mullet are caught with hook and line, trammel nets, gill nets, and seines, and by snagging. Some striped mullet spawn along beaches, but they usually spawn offshore in relatively deep to 1,800 m cool waters. Juveniles spend their first year in salt marshes, estuaries, and coastal waters. Striped mullet usually avoid water colder than 16 C. Author
- Biological Oceanography