Fat Tuna


Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

The Red mullet occurs mostly along coastal areas and tends to prefer bottoms of mixed sand and rock. It may be found very close to the shoreline and to depths of up to 100 m.

Conservation Status

Although there is no immediate concern as to the status of this species, locally caught red mullet have been allocated a minimum commercial size of 15 cm.

Principal fishing methods

fish traps.


The Red mullet may reach a maximum reported size of 40 cm (1 kg) and has a maximum reported age of 10 years.


All year round



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