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A strikingly beautiful fish, it is not hard to see where the ‘red’ mullet gets its name from!AboutRed mullet spend a lot of their time snuffling around in the sediment, searching for buried crustaceans, worms, and molluscs to gobble up. You can often see young red mullet when snorkelling in and around sandy estuaries or rocky reefs.How to identifyThe most distinctive feature is the pair of long, white barbels on its chin. Their scales are clearly visible, and colouration varies from yellow-brown to orange-red. Usually there is a distinctive bright red line along the middle of the body.Did you know?If a group of red mullet is disturbed, an individual fish will raise its front dorsal fin to warn the rest of the group to swim off!

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