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Striped mullet

Order Perciformes
Family Mullidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified. Elongated and slightly compressed body. Profile of head quite abrupt. Eyes located very high. Small and conical teeth. The length of the chin comes to be 2/3 of the head. The back is pink red. Silver flanks. It measures up to 25 cm.

FAO code
Mullus barbatus
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
Fishing seasons
jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Gewöhnliche Meerbarbe
France Rouget-barbet de vase
Italy Triglia di fango
Portugal Salmonete da vasa
United Kingdom Striped mullet
Japan Himeji
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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