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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae Mullets

Genus: Chelon

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Chelon auratus (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Chelon auratus
[Golden grey mullet]



Africa
Max. Length 57.2 cm SL
Chelon bandialensis (Diouf, 1991)

Photo by Photo by Durand, J.-D.
 
Chelon bandialensis
[Diassanga Mullet]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Chelon bispinosus (Bowdich, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Chelon bispinosus
[Cape Verde mullet]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Chelon dumerili (Steindachner, 1870)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Chelon dumerili
[Grooved mullet]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm SL
Chelon labrosus (Risso, 1827)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Chelon labrosus
[Thicklip grey mullet]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Chelon parsia (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Chelon parsia
[Goldspot mullet]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chelon planiceps (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Chelon planiceps
[Tade gray mullet]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Chelon ramada (Risso, 1827)

Photo by Photo by Meyer, T.
 
Chelon ramada
[Thinlip grey mullet]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40.5 cm TL
Chelon richardsonii (Smith, 1846)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Chelon richardsonii
[South African mullet]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Chelon saliens (Risso, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Abbasi, K.
 
Chelon saliens
[Leaping mullet]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Chelon tricuspidens (Smith, 1935)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Chelon tricuspidens
[Striped mullet]



11 species

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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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