- Mugil ramada Risso, 1827
- Liza ramado (Risso, 1827)
- Mugil britannicus Hancock, 1830
- Mugil capito Cuvier, 1829
- Liza alosoides Fowler, 1903
- Myxus maroccensis Mohr, 1927
Grey Mullet, Haarder, Mowel, Thinlip Grey Mullet, Thin-lipped Grey Mullet
RDBBS: VU; RDBUkr: Рідкісні
Value of species
Mediterranean, Black Sea, Azov Sea and Eastern Atlantic from Cape Verde and Senegal to southern Baltic and British Isles (not reaching northern Scotland). Migrates north during summer. Landlocked population in Fratel reservoir, Portugal. Introduced in Lake Kinneret (Israel).
Pelagic near shore, entering lagoons and lower reaches of rivers, often found in polluted waters. Spawns offshore at sea.
Usually lives in schools. Males reproduce for the first time at 2-3 years, females at four or later. Females somewhat larger than males. Spawns several million pelagic eggs in September-December, April-July on British coast. Juveniles around 20 mm SL move to coastal lagoons and estuaries in autumn and especially winter. Juveniles feed on zooplankton until about 30 mm SL, then on benthic animals and plants. Adults filter algae, vegetal detritus and sediment.