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Biology, Ecology and Culture of Grey Mullets (Mugilidae)

  • Provides an update of the biology and ecology of grey mullets
  • Offers a worldwide perspective to a broad range of stakeholders such as fisheries, scientists, and conservationists as well as consumers
  • Addresses the latest taxonomy and distribution of mullets
  • Presents comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the aquaculture of the family of Mulgilidae

By: Donatella Crosetti(Editor), Stephen JM Blaber(Editor)

450 pages, 24 colour & 139 b/w illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Jan 2016 | #223658 | ISBN-13: 9781482252125
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NHBS Price: £98.99 $128/€109 approx

About this book

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. Biology, Ecology and Culture of Grey Mullets (Mugilidae) 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.


Biology and Ecology
- Taxonomy of Grey Mullets
- Biogeography and Distribution
- Morphology: Structure and Function
- Reproduction and Larval Development
- Nutrition and Feeding
- Fry and Fingerlings Biology and Ecology
- Age and Growth
- Adaptation to Salinity and Osmoregulation
- Ecological Role of Grey Mullets in Coastal Lagoons and Estuaries
- Diseases and Parasites
- Genetics

Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Current State of Grey Mullet Fisheries and Culture
- Capture Methods
- Culture Methods/Production Systems
- Induced Spawning and Artificial Propagation
- Mullets in Marine Stock Enhancement
- Case Studies: Grey Mullet Fisheries and Culture in Taiwan
- Case Studies: Grey Mullet Culture in Egypt
- Case Studies: Grey Mullet Culture in the North Mediterranean
- The MUGIL Project

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