Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Liza
Family: Mugilidae (Fish/Osteichthyes)
Taxon : Fish
Group : Animal

SPECIES
richardsonii
NOTES

A common endemic fish to about 25 cm which feeds on detritus and zooplankton. Swims in schools. Feeds mainly during the day. Can tolerate a wide range of salinities.


AUTHORITY
(Smith, 1846)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A silvery body which is darker above and has scales with dark edges. Has a gold blotch on the opercle
Colour: Silver
Common Name
Southern mullet
Mullet
Harder
Suidelike harder
Habitat
NOTES: Lives in the river
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Bait
Makes excellent bait
Food
A good eating fish which is sold commercially as Bokkom in the Western Cape
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Mugil multilineatus
Mugil richardsonii



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