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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae Mullets

Genus: Chelon

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chelon auratus Golden grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 59 TL 1810
Chelon bandialensis Diassanga Mullet Africa 57.2 SL 1991
Chelon bispinosus Cape Verde mullet Eastern Central Atlantic 15 SL 1825
Chelon dumerili Grooved mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1870
Chelon labrosus Thicklip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 75 SL 1827
Chelon parsia Goldspot mullet Indian Ocean 16 TL 1822
Chelon planiceps Tade gray mullet Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1836
Chelon ramada Thinlip grey mullet Eastern Atlantic 70 TL 1827
Chelon richardsonii South African mullet Southeast Atlantic 40.5 TL 1846
Chelon saliens Leaping mullet Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1810
Chelon tricuspidens Striped mullet Southeast Atlantic 75 TL 1935



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