Striped mullet

Mugil cephalus

Mugil cephalus (Striped mullet)
Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Mugiliformes
        • Mugilidae
          • Mugil cephalus
Distribution
Distribution map: Mugil cephalus (Striped mullet)

Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sfresh to seawater
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Growth
Length:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Weight:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
S0.5-914.0 m
Speed:
S0.0-10.4 cm/s
Migration:
Scatadromous
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Saggregation, school
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
Syes
Handling
Farming frequency:
6,417 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
no data found yet

Farming remarks

Mugil cephalus
Li0  ❘  Po0  ❘  Ce1

Mugil cephalus is an important food fish species which can be found in coastal tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. M. cephalus has been farmed for centuries in extensive and semi-intensive ponds in many countries and recently has been considered a promising species for aquaculture diversification. However, many behavioural aspects are yet to be fully understood, namely home range, migration, aggregation, aggression, malformations, and slaughter. Addressing these issues may improve the farming and welfare conditions. 





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