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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Mugilidae — the mullet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of fishes including the gray mullets. See mullet.


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  • The region is particularly rich in certain taxons: fish of the genus Mugil as well as post-larva shrimp of the family Penaeidae.

    Manabí mangroves

  • The principal fish dependent on this teeming life are eel Anguilla anguilla, mullets Mugil cephalus and M. ramada, sole Solea solea, sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax, barbel Barbus barbus, shad Alosa fallax and anchovy Engraulis encrasicholus.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Many commercial fishes, which sustain subsistence and artisan fisheries, are associated to Venezuelan mangroves, including catfishes (Arius herzbergii, Cathorops spixii); snooks (Centropomus undecimalis, C. ensiferus); mullets (Mugil curema, M. liza); and mojarras (Diapterus plumieri, D. rhombeus, Gerres cinereus).

    Coastal Venezuelan mangroves

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  • The mullet (‘Mugil Africanus’) is the most abundant.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The mosala (‘Clarias Capensis’ and ‘Glanis siluris’), the mullet (‘Mugil Africanus’), and other fishes, spread over the Barotse valley in such numbers that when the waters retire all the people are employed in cutting them up and drying them in the sun.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • One crop of rice is grown one year, mullet (Mugil so-iuy) is cultured the next.

    Chapter 4

  • The larger grey mullet (_Mugil capito_) is a great favourite with many anglers, as it is extremely difficult to hook, and when hooked fights strongly.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • Mullet, grey, or Common _Mugil capito_, or _cephalus_ i 234

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Makli (red mullets, Mugil cephalus), and the Búri, were monstrous animals, with big eyes and long beaks like woodcocks; some of these were garnished with rows of ridiculously big teeth.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1


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