Biology, Ecology and Culture of Grey Mullets (Mugilidae): 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biology, Ecology and Culture of Grey Mullets (Mugilidae)

1st Edition

Edited by Donatella Crosetti, Stephen J. M. Blaber

CRC Press

539 pages | 15 Color Illus. | 139 B/W Illus.

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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

Mariano González-Castro and Javad Ghasemzadeh

Implications of Molecular Phylogeny for the Taxonomy of Mugilidae

J.-D. Durand

Biogeography and Distribution of Mugilidae in the Americas

Mário Barletta and David Valença Dantas

The Biogeography of Mugilidae in India, South-East and East Asia

Kang-Ning Shen and Jean-Dominique Durand

Biogeography and Distribution of Mugilidae in Australia and Oceania

Javad Ghasemzadeh 

Biogeography and Distribution of Mugilidae in the Western, Central and Southern Regions of Africa

J.-D. Durand and A.K. Whitfield

Biogeography and Distribution of Mugilidae in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and North-East Atlantic

Cemal Turan

Muscoskeletal Anatomy of the Flathead Grey Mullet Mugil cephalus (Teleostei: Mugilidae)

Javad Ghasemzadeh 

Food and Feeding of Mugilidae

Luis Cardona

Age and Growth of Mugilidae

Ana L. Ibáñez

Sexuality and Reproduction

Mariano González-Castroand Georges Minos

Biology and Ecology of Fry and Juveniles of Mugilidae

Emmanuil Koutrakis

Adaptation to Salinity and Osmoregulation in Mugilidae

Frank G. Nordlie

Ecological Role of Mugilidae in the Coastal Zone

Alan K. Whitfield

Genetics of Mugilidae

A.R. Rossi, D. Crosetti and S. Livi

Current State of Capture Fisheries and Culture of Mugilidae

D. Crosetti

Capture Methods and Commercial Fisheries for Mugilidae

A. Prosser

Case study: Stock Enhancement of Mugilidae in Hawaii (USA).

Kenneth M. Leber, Cheng-Sheng Lee, Nathan P. Brennan, Steve M. Arce, Clyde Tamaru, Lee Blankenship and Robert T. Nishimoto

Capture and Culture of Mugilidae in Taiwan

I. C. Liao, N. H. Chao and C. C. Tseng

Culture of Mugilidae in Egypt

Sherif Sadek

Grey Mullet as Possible Indicator of Coastal Environmental Changes: the MUGIL Project

J. Panfili, C. Aliaume, A. Anastasopoulou, P. Berrebi, C. Casellas, C.-W. Chang, P.S. Diouf, J.-D. Durand, D. Flores Hernandez, F.J. García de León, P. Lalèyè, B. Morales-Nin, J. Ramos Miranda, J. Rendon von Osten, K.-N. Shen, J. Tomas, W.-N. Tzeng, V. Vassilopoulou, C.-H. Wang and A.K. Whitfield


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology