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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Juveniles have dark vertical bars on their back and sides. 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. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

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 Melanopteruus. Low vulnerability 24 of They have nine lower gill rakers.

Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus Ref. Also reported from Mauritania Ref. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

Sign our Guest Book. Forages at daytime in small groups, hovering close to the bottom and either picks off prey on the substrate or digs into it sifting the mouthed sediment through its opercular openings.

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Their anal fins are pale yellow. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Their head has a concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout. They reach a maximum length of 30 cm 12 inches.

Flagfin Mojarra | Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Sign our Guest Book. Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus Ref. You can sponsor this page.

They feed during the daytime in small continuous moving schools consuming small fish, shrimp, mollusks, zooplankton, and detritus. The Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopteruswhose common Eudinostomus name is mojarra de ley, is a species in the Mojarra or Gerreidae Familyknown collectively as mojarras in Mexico.

Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref. High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity. 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. Low vulnerability 24 of They are a poorly studied species and very limited information is available about their eucinosgomus patterns.

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Adults have no additional distinguishing marks.

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Summary page Point data Common names Photos. They are silvery white and the tip of their spiny dorsal fin has a wide black tip and a white band below, providing a key to identification.

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity. Their anal fin has three slender spines, with the second spine being stronger and shorter than the third spine, and seven or eight rays. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Forages at daytime in small groups, hovering close to the bottom and either picks off prey on the substrate or digs into it sifting the mouthed sediment through its opercular openings.

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Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year The Flagfin Mojarras are too small to be of interest to most. Their pectoral fins are long and reach the anal fin origin. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Eucinostomus melanopterus (Bleeker, )

Their caudal fin is deeply forked. 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. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref.

Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.