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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Adults have no additional distinguishing marks.
Globally, there are 11 species in the genus Eucinostomusall found in Mexican waters, with seven in the Atlantic and four in the Pacific. Sign our Guest Book. Their head has melanoptwrus concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout. Their dorsal fin is elevated at the front and deeply notched; it has nine spines and ten rays.
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Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Also reported from Mauritania Ref. 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.
The Flagfin Mojarras are too small to be of interest to most. Low vulnerability 24 of Their pectoral fins are long and reach the anal fin origin. Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus Ref.
Juveniles have dark vertical bars on their back and sides. High, rucinostomus population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.
Likely: Flagfin Mojarra (Eucinostomus melanopterus)
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. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. Their anal fin has three slender spines, with the second spine being stronger and shorter than the third spine, and seven or eight rays.
Forages at daytime in small groups, hovering close to the bottom and either picks off prey on the substrate or digs into it sifting melaopterus mouthed sediment through its opercular openings. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. 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.
A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Low vulnerability 24 of Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Their lateral line is slightly arched and their head and body are covered with rough scales.
Their mouth is highly extensible, pointing downward when protruded. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref. It is also very similar to melabopterus Pacific Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus curraniwhich is a resident of the Pacific Ocean.
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity.
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Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. 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 eucinostkmus F and 28 o C 82 o F.
Its conspicuous black tip on dorsal fin is mimicked by juvenile guianan snooks, Centropomus mexicanusan example of aggressive mimicry Ref.
Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: They are a poorly studied species and very limited information is available about their behavioral patterns. They have smooth gill covers. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.
Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native eucnostomus All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Their anal fins are pale yellow. Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus The Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus ,elanopteruswhose common Spanish name is mojarra de ley, is a species in the Mojarra or Gerreidae Familyknown collectively as mojarras in Mexico.