The RED MULLET is a small, reddish fish with
three longitudinal yellow bands.
It is found in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean,
where it dwells on the bottom of
the sea down to 100 m. It forms schools and
feeds on crustaceans and small molluscs and
fish. It spawns in late winter to early summer,
the juveniles remaining in the water column,
moving down to the bottom when they reach
It is fished with trawls and gillnets.
The two barbs under the red mullet’s
chin are sensory organs that it uses to grope
the bottom and find food.
Minimum legal catch weight: