Re: NANFA-- Dave's "surprisingly hardy silversides- ID of
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 22:49:21 EDT

In a message dated 6/15/02 9:56:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

The "mystery" fish is most likely a striped mullet, Mugil cephalus.

Chris Scharpf
You are right, I am only familiar with the Popeyed mullet of the NC Coast.
More commonly known as the striped mullet Mugil cephalus. I had the wrong
site when I gave the Latin name of what I thought was the local popeyed
mullet. One more reason it is important to know the Latin name instead of the
common name of fish. The popeyed mullet that I gave the Latin name of is an
Australian fish! I have been catching the tiny mullets for years and
freezing them for use as fish food. The transition from juvenile to the
adult form is abrupt in both form and coloration.

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