Thin-lipped Mullet

Scientific name: Liza ramada (Risso, 1827)
Order: Mugiliformes
Class: Actinopterygii
Irish name:Lannach Caol-liopach
Irish angling record: Not recorded
Native species: Non-native
Hybrids: No

Identifying features

Differs from previous species in thinner upper lip (greatest depth less than half diameter of eye) and broader, oval-shaped jugular interspace4.

Environment and Habitat

Shallow sea-water adjoining coasts and open ocean as well as freshwater; live in freshwater and breed in the ocean (catadromous)1;  this species inhabits coastal regions and can be found in estuaries and lagoons; it also can enter freshwater rivers; spawns in the sea2;

European distribution

Eastern Atlantic; more commonly found in warmer climates; rare in Irish waters but may be colonizing Irelands east coast (Roche, pers. comm..); range formerly extended to the south coast of Ireland only2;

Economic value in Ireland


Red list status

Least concern

Irish legislation status


EU legislation status