Photo credit: Aritra Bera (India) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
The picture shows a batch of collected fingerlings of flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) in India.
The published reports state that grey mullet has been farmed extensively cultured in Bengal, Madras and Kerala since 1947. For production efficiency, the species has been recommended for culture in polyculture with other finfishes and prawns.
The species has been a part of surveys carried out to assess its abundance, seasonal occurrence and distribution of finfish seed resources. For example, Adyar Estuary was found to be a good ground for finfish seed collection including grey mullet. The surveys typically assess the seasonal and percentage composition of seeds of the collected seeds.