Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (South Florida). WHITE 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. The white mullet Mugil curema is a valuable baitfish. Adults spawn offshore, and are seldom found at low salinities. Juveniles spend the summer of their first year in estuaries. White mullet are caught with trammel nets, gill nets, and seines. About 660,000 pounds were landed in 1981. The species is adapted to tropical temperatures, with an optimum of about 28 C. Keywords Salinity and habitat requirements. Author
- Biological Oceanography