EXTRA,  Features,  January 2023

Water wildlife: thick-lipped grey mullet

What’s that flash of silver-grey in the water? Susanne Masters has your guide to the thick-lipped grey mullet (chelon labrosus), harmless companions to our open water swims. 

Silver-grey, scaled, no complex markings and a simple streamlined shape, grey mullet are the visual archetype of a fish. Of the three species referred to as grey mullet around Britain and Ireland, thick-lipped grey mullet are the most common.

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