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Family Mugilidae

Mullets

Mullets are common inhabitants of warm seas in coastal waters that feed upon fine algae and surface films by inhaling and filtering sediments through fine gill rakers.  Mullets often leap out of the water and will do so to escape nets.  They are popular food fishes often raised in aquaculture.  The family has a pair of widely separated dorsal fins and pectoral fins set high on the body.

 

HAWAII

Mugil cephalus

STRIPED MULLET    'AMA'AMA

 

Neomyxus leuciscus

SHARPNOSE MULLET    UOUOA