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Family Mugilidae - Mullet Family [nonnative]

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
- Mullets are recognized by their thick streamlined body, forked tail, hard angled mouths, large cycloid or slightly ctenoid scales and two widely separated dorsal fins, the first with only four spines. They feed by swimming at an angle to the bottom and running their mouth through the sediments.
striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) [nonnative]
Photo © U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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