Golden Grey Mullet

Fact File:

Common Name(s):
Golden Grey Mullet

Scientific Name:
Liza aurata

Usual Size:

UK Record Weights from rod/line:
3lb-00oz-00dr (1kg368g) East Coast of Alderney
J.Reeves 1991
3lb-00oz-00dr(1kg368g) Christchurch Harbour, Dorset
D.Heward 1994

2lb-3oz-00dr(992g) St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey
A.Woodall 1991

MAFF Minimum Size: Shore: Boat:

Very similar to Liza ramada, exept that the opercle and cheeks sport golden patches, and the snout is scaled only to the rear nostrils. The pectoral fin is also longer, and is almost able to reach to below the beginning of the first dorsal fin.

Spawning occurs from July to November (Mediteranian). Growth is slow, and estimated as being 11cm = 2yrs, whilst an individual of 30 to 34cm could be 6yrs of age.

Found in shallow waters, lagoons, and esturies, but is rarley if ever encountered in freshwater, unlike the other two species of Mullet found in UK waters.

Feeds on algae, small invertebrates, and detritus.

Found all around UK and Irish waters, but more common in the south and west.

Additional Notes:

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