It is a quick swimmer and can build up enough speed to jump out of the water.
It has a greyish olive-green upper body, silvery sides and a white underbelly. Its tail is v-shaped and its head flattened.
It can grow up to 30 inches (75 cm) long and weigh up to 25 pounds (12 kg.)
It eats algae and bottom sediment. It is farmed commercially in some places.
The fish has firm, oily flesh, and holds its shape well when cooked.
Best when caught between June and August
Grey Mullet is not related to Red Mullet.
Its oily flesh makes it a good candidate for being smoked. Sometimes may be muddy tasting.