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Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-278

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-278Mullets neiThis category includes species in the family Mugilidae (mullets).

From FAO Fishstat, 33%, 30% and 21% capture of “mullets nei” in 1999-2007 was from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans respectively. Ignoring species not distributed in these regions and those not of commercial or subsistence use, from fishbase.org max size data and EMW estimates for mullet species, the largest are as follows:

Lebranche mullet (Mugil liza). Max size: 9000g, 80.0 cm TL (male/unsexed). EMW-273;
Bluespot mullet (Valamugil seheli). Max size: 8000g, 60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed). EMW-164;
Mugil platanus. Max size: 6000g, 100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed);
So-iuy (Mugil soiuy). Max size: 5000g, 80.0 cm TL (male/unsexed). EMW-321;
Bluetail mullet (Valamugil buchanani) Max size: 100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed);
Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) Max size: 100.0 cm SL (male/unsexed). EMW-236

and the smallest are:

Gold-spot mullet (Liza parsia). Max size: 16.0 cm TL (male/unsexed).
Klungzinger’s mullet (Liza klunzingeri). Max size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed). EMW-267.

Bluespot mullet is used as the largest due to lack of weight data for Mugil platanus and Bluetail mullet. Klunzinger's mullet is used as the smallest due to lack of weight data for gold-spot mullet.