EUCINOSTOMUS MELANOPTERUS PDF

Eucinostomus is a genus of fish in the family Gerreidae. They are native to the Atlantic and ) (Big-eye mojarra); Eucinostomus jonesii (Günther, ) ( Slender mojarra); Eucinostomus melanopterus (Bleeker, ) (Flag-fin mojarra) . kingdom; Animalia: phylum; Chordata: class; Actinopterygii: order; Perciformes: family; Gerreidae: genus; Eucinostomus: species; Eucinostomus melanopterus. Body moderately deep, compressed; color silvery; black spot between 2nd and 3rd dorsal spines surrounded by a whitish area; snout pointed; lower jaw profile.

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The Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopteruswhose common Spanish name is mojarra de ley, is a species in the Mojarra or Gerreidae Familyknown collectively as mojarras in Mexico.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref. Entered by Luna, Susan M.

Likely: Flagfin Mojarra (Eucinostomus melanopterus)

A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of eucinosfomus rivers, and lagoons Ref. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. Globally, there are 11 species in the genus Eucinostomusall found in Mexican waters, with seven in the Atlantic and four in the Pacific.

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Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus Ref. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Low vulnerability 24 of You can sponsor this page.

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Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. The Flagfin Mojarras are too small to be of interest to most. Sign our Guest Book. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. Their dorsal fin is elevated at the front and deeply notched; it has nine spines and ten rays.

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In some areas they are caught with cast nets, beach seines, set nets, handlines, and bottom trawls where they are marketed fresh but in low demand or used as live bait. Juveniles have dark vertical bars on their back and sides. The Flagfin Mojarras are a schooling species found in shallow coastal areas over sandy and muddy bottoms, in lower coastal rivers, and in freshwater lagoons at depths up to feet and in water temperatures between 24 o C 75 o F and 28 o C 82 o F.

Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus The Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopteruswhose common Spanish name is mojarra de ley, is a species in the Mojarra or Gerreidae Familyknown collectively as mojarras in Mexico. Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref.

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Their mouth is highly extensible, pointing downward when protruded.

Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Its conspicuous black tip on dorsal fin is mimicked by juvenile guianan snooks, Centropomus mexicanusan example of aggressive mimicry Ref. Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus Ref.

Their head has a concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

Their anal fins melanopterux pale yellow. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Their lateral line is slightly arched and their head and body are covered with rough scales.

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Adults melanoptreus no additional distinguishing marks.