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Liza saliens (Risso, 1810)

Synonym
  • Chelon saliens (Risso, 1810)
  • Mugil saliens Risso, 1810
  • Mugil verselata Nardo, 1847
  • Liza saliens furcata Popov, 1930
Vernacular Name
Leaping Mullet, Leaping Gray Mullet, Small Mullet, Leaping Grey Mullet
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Conservation status
IUCN: LC
Value of species
Fishing species
Remarks
Detail
Mediterranean, Black Sea and Eastern Atlantic from Angola to Bay of Biscay. Introduced in Caspian Sea. Habitat. Pelagic near shore, sometimes in lagoons and estuaries. Spawns at sea. Biology. Usually lives in schools. Males reproduce for the first time at two years, females at three. Females larger than males. Spawns pelagic eggs in May-August, rarely until early October. Juveniles around 20 mm SL move to coastal lagoons and estuaries in summer and autumn. Juveniles feed on zooplankton until about 30 mm SL, then on benthic organisms until 50 mm SL; adults feed on algae, vegetal detritus and sediment.
Book reference
  • Котенко Т.И., Ардамацкая Т.Б., Дубина Д.В. и др. Биоразнообразие Джарылгача: современное состояние и пути сохранения // Вісник зоології. – 2000. – Спец. випуск. – 240 с.
  • Соколов Н.Ю. Каталог колекції круглоротих і риб Державного природознавчого музею НАН України // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. – Львів, 2004. – Т.19. – С. 15-28.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Chordata
Gnathostomata
Actinopterygii
Perciformes
Mugilidae
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