Grey Mullet

Chelon labrosus
Grey Mullet

Habitat: Estuaries, coastal waters
Depth: 1-15m
Food: Algae, small invertebrates and organic matter
Length: Up to 75cm
Lifespan: 25 years
Conservation Status: Least Concern (LC)

The grey mullet is long and slender, with thick lips and large, silvery scales. Living together in small shoals, mullet are frequently seen in harbours and estuaries – they can tolerate brackish and even fresh water. They are grazers and browse on algae that grow on rocks and harbour walls.

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