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Thick-lipped Grey Mullet Chelon labrosus Length to 60cm<br />
The commonest of our grey mullet species. Ventures into estuaries and bays in summer months. Adult is cigar-shaped overall with a thick tail stock and narrowly tapering head. At its broadest, upper lip width equals or exceeds eye diameter. Overall colour is silvery-grey, darker above than below. Widespread and locally common in S Britain; scarce or absent elsewhere.
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Thick-lipped Grey Mullet Chelon labrosus Length to 60cm
The commonest of our grey mullet species. Ventures into estuaries and bays in summer months. Adult is cigar-shaped overall with a thick tail stock and narrowly tapering head. At its broadest, upper lip width equals or exceeds eye diameter. Overall colour is silvery-grey, darker above than below. Widespread and locally common in S Britain; scarce or absent elsewhere.

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Date: 12 Apr 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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