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Mullus barbatus barbatus Red mullet


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lexID:
4955 
AphiaID:
293632 
Scientific:
Mullus barbatus barbatus 
German:
Rotbarbe oder Rote Meerbarbe 
English:
Red Mullet 
Category:
Goatfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Mullidae (Family) > Mullus (Genus) > barbatus barbatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
Russland, Straße von Gibralta, West Sahara, the Black Sea, Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Algeria, Azores, East-Atlantic Ocean, Egypt, European Coasts, Israel, Morocco, Northern Africa, Portugal, Scandinavia, Senegal, Spain, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Isle of Man, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
7.87" - 13.07" (20cm - 33.2cm) 
Temperature:
- 73.4 °F (°C - 23°C) 
Food:
Algae, Amphipods, Aquatic plant, Clams, Cnidaria, Copepods, Crabs, Detritus, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Isopods, Krill, Living Food, Mysis, Ostracodes (seed shrimps), Phytoplankton, Predatory, Schrimps, Sea squirts, Snails, Starfishs, Worms, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-07 12:11:17 

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Linnaeus, 1758

Special thanks for the first foto to David Luquet, France.

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: British Isles (occasionally Scandinavia) to Dakar, Senegal, Canary Islands, Mediterranean and Black Sea. Also known from the Azores.

Biology:
Found on gravel, sand and mud bottoms of the continental shelf. Depth range from 10-300 m and up to depth of 328 in the eastern Ionian Sea. Feeds on small benthic crustaceans, worms and mollusks.

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