Actinopterygii (peixes com raios nas barbatanas)
(Mullets) > Mugilidae
Etymology: Chelon: Greek, chelone = turtle (Ref. 45335). More on author: Risso.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; marinhas; Água doce; estuarina; catádromo (Ref. 51243); intervalo de profundidade 10 - ? m (Ref. 7399). Temperate; 64°N - 20°N, 26°W - 42°E
Eastern Atlantic: Scotland to Cape Verde; in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Also in coastal waters from southern Norway to Morocco, rare off Mauritania (Ref. 3573). Records from the lagoon of Accra are probably misidentifications.
Length at first maturity / Tamanho / Peso / Idade
Maturity: Lm 34.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 59.0 cm TL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 2058); common length : 30.0 cm SL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 7399)
Espinhos dorsais (total): 5; Raios dorsais moles (total): 7-9; Espinhos anais 3. Longer pectoral fins, lack of black spot at the pectoral fin base. Golden spot present in gill cover (Ref. 35388).
Adults are neritic usually in schools, entering lagoons and lower estuaries (Ref. 7399); rarely entering freshwater (Ref. 3573, 59043). Juveniles move to coastal lagoons and estuaries in winter and especially in spring (Ref. 59043). They feed on small benthic organisms, detritus, and occasionally on insects and plankton (Ref. 2804). Juveniles feed only on zooplankton (Ref. 59043). Reproduction takes place in the sea, from July to November. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205). Minimum size allowed for fishing is 20 cm. The quality of the flesh is variable (Ref. 30578).
Juveniles move to coastal lagoons and estuaries in winter and especially in spring (Ref. 59043).
Thomson, J.M., 1986. Mugilidae. p. 344-349. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels, MRAC; Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3573)
Categoria na Lista Vermelha da IUCN (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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Pescarias: espécies comerciais; Aquacultura: espécies comerciais
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 9.7 - 20.7, mean 11.9 (based on 344 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00776 - 0.01231), b=2.97 (2.93 - 3.01), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Nível Trófico (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.33 se; Based on food items.
Resiliência (Ref. 69278
): Médio, tempo mínimo de duplicação da população 1,4 - 4,4 anos (K=0.14-0.34; tm=3-4; Fec>10,000).
Prior r = 0.77, 95% CL = 0.51 - 1.16, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Vulnerabilidade (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .