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  1. goatfish, red mullet, surmullet, Mullus surmuletusnoun

    brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels


  1. red mullet

    Red mullet is a type of small, brightly-colored fish found widely in the Mediterranean Sea as well as in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Its scientific names are Mullus Barbatus and Mullus Surmuletus. Known for their distinctive taste, they are considered a delicacy in many European cuisines. These fish are characterized by a torpedo-shaped body, long dorsal fin, twin chin 'whiskers', and their pink or reddish color.


  1. Red mullet

    The red mullets or surmullets are two species of goatfish, Mullus barbatus and Mullus surmuletus, found in the Mediterranean Sea, east North Atlantic Ocean, and the Black Sea. Both "red mullet" and "surmullet" can also refer to the Mullidae in general. Though they can easily be distinguished—M. surmuletus has a striped first dorsal fin—their common names overlap in many of the languages of the region. In English, M. surmuletus is sometimes called the striped red mullet. They are both favored delicacies in the Mediterranean, and in antiquity were "one of the most famous and valued fish". They are very similar, and cooked in the same ways. M. surmuletus is perhaps somewhat more prized. The ancient Romans reared them in ponds where they were attended and caressed by their owners, and taught to come to be fed at the sound of the voice or bell of the keeper. Specimens were sometimes sold for their weight in silver. Pliny cites a case in which a large sum was paid for a single fish, and an extraordinary expenditure of time was lavished upon these slow-learning pets. Juvenal and other satirists descanted upon the height to which the pursuit of this luxury was carried as a type of extravagance. The statesman Titus Annius Milo, exiled to Marseille in 52 B.C., joked that he would have no regrets as long as he could eat the delicious red mullet of Marseille.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of red mullet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of red mullet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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