Mullets are members of the Mugilidae family. They are found in all tropical and temperate seas. Mullets are good food fish, and mullet roe is a delicacy. Most mullets live close to the shore and often move into river. Some species even inhabit freshwater.
Mullets are schooling fish found inshore in coastal area. They are primarily bottom feeders, living on algae, detritus, and other tiny organism. Mullets have soft and relatively small mouth. They will take a wide range of small and soft bait including bread and worm.
There are 20 genera and about 72 species worldwide. Malaysia is represented by about 12 species.