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Red mullet

Scientific name: Mullus surmuletus

Its coloration varies according to age, environment, depth and mood. It lives on soft, sandy ground and sometimes on rocky bottoms. To feed, it uses the two sensory barbels, stirring the sand to look for its prey.

Curiosities

It swallows the sand to filter it and expels it through the bronchi, retaining the food as small fish and crustaceans.

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