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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Their dorsal fin is elevated at the front and deeply notched; it has nine spines and ten rays. Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Their head has a concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Adults have no additional distinguishing marks. Found over sand or rucinostomus bottoms Ref.
Eucinostomus melanopterus (Bleeker, 1863)
Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref. Low vulnerability 24 of Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Sign our Guest Book. 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.
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.
eucjnostomus 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.
Its conspicuous black tip on dorsal fin is mimicked by juvenile guianan snooks, Centropomus mexicanusan example mmelanopterus aggressive mimicry Ref. Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus. Low vulnerability 24 of 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.
WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Eucinostomus melanopterus (Bleeker, )
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 fin has three slender spines, with the second spine being stronger and shorter than the third spine, and seven or eight rays.
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Also reported from Mauritania Ref. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Their anal fins are pale yellow.
Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref.
Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref. Globally, there are 11 species in the genus Eucinostomusall found in Eucinostmous waters, with seven in the Atlantic and four in the Pacific.
Flagfin mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. Their pectoral fins are long and reach the anal fin origin. They have nine lower gill rakers. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.