Mullets (grey mullets) are a family (Mugilidae) and order of ray-finned fish found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide. There are approximately 80 species of mullet; these fish have been considered an important food source in Mediterranean Europe since Roman times. This book provides a long overdue update on the biology and ecology of mullets and features comprehensive coverage of the key features of the Mugilidae family, such as recent DNA evidence and morphological data that challenge the traditional taxonomy.
Table of Contents
Morphology and Morphometry Based Taxonomy of Mugilidae. Implications of Molecular Phylogeny for the Taxonomy of Mugilidae. Biogeography and Distribution of Mugilidae in the Americas. The Biogeography of Mugilidae in India, South-East and East Asia. Biogeography and Distribution of Mugilidae in Australia and Oceania. Biogeography and Distribution of Mugilidae in the Western, Central and Southern Regions of Africa. Biogeography and Distribution of Mugilidae in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and North-East Atlantic. Muscoskeletal Anatomy of the Flathead Grey Mullet Mugil cephalus (Teleostei: Mugilidae). Food and Feeding of MugilidaeAge and Growth of Mugilidae. Sexuality and Reproduction. Biology and Ecology of Fry and Juveniles of Mugilidae. Adaptation to Salinity and Osmoregulation in Mugilidae. Ecological Role of Mugilidae in the Coastal Zone. Genetics of Mugilidae. Current State of Capture Fisheries and Culture of Mugilidae. Capture Methods and Commercial Fisheries for Mugilidae. Case study: Stock Enhancement of Mugilidae in Hawaii (USA). Capture and Culture of Mugilidae in Taiwan. Culture of Mugilidae in Egypt. Grey Mullet as Possible Indicator of Coastal Environmental Changes: the MUGIL Project.
Donatella Crosetti, Stephen J. M. Blaber