Oedalechilus labeo (Cuvier, 1829)
Boxlip mullet
Oedalechilus labeo
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 10 years
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Gibraltar. Throughout the Mediterranean Sea but not in Black Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Neritic, found inshore, at mouths of rivers and sewage effluents but not entering brackish and freshwater (Ref. 7465). Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.01.96
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 28.03.13

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