TITLE

Mullet

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Mullet, a saltwater food fish. It lives in warm coastal waters throughout the world. There are about 200 species. The mullet is a silvery, torpedo-shaped fish with small, triangular fins. The stomach is gizzardlike, and the much-folded intestine is unusually long. Mullet feed on bottom vegetation. Species of commercial value in North American fisheries are the striped mullet and the white mullet. They are each two to three feet (60 to 90 cm) long and may weigh 15 pounds (7 kg).
ACCESSION #
37309729

 

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