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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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. Their head has a concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. 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.

High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity.

Also reported from Mauritania Ref. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. 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.

Entered by Luna, Susan M. Their anal fins are pale yellow.

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Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref. High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K eucinkstomus Fecundity. The Flagfin Mojarras are too small to be of interest to most. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref.

Main reference Upload your references Melanopferus Coordinator: They reach a maximum length of 30 cm 12 inches. 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. Their dorsal fin is elevated at the front and deeply notched; it has nine spines and ten rays. Sign our Guest Book. You can sponsor this page. Juveniles eucinostomua dark vertical bars on their back and sides. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.

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

Melahopterus mouth is highly extensible, pointing downward when protruded. They are diadromous and migrate up to 30 miles between freshwaters and oceanic waters on cyclical and predictable schedules but not for breeding purposes.

Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. Their lateral line is slightly arched and their head and body are covered with rough scales. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. Low vulnerability 24 of In some areas they are caught with cast nets, beach seines, set nets, handlines, melnaopterus bottom trawls where they are marketed fresh but in low demand or used as live bait.

Their caudal fin is deeply forked.

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Likely: Flagfin Mojarra (Eucinostomus melanopterus)

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Sign our Guest Book. 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 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.

Low vulnerability 24 of Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Reproduction is oviparous and occurs at sea. Their pectoral fins are long and reach the anal fin origin. 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.

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.

Eucinostomus melanopterus, Flagfin mojarra : fisheries

Entered by Luna, Susan M. They have smooth gill covers. Also reported from Mauritania Ref. Their anal fin has three slender spines, with the second spine being stronger eucinnostomus shorter than the third spine, and seven or eight rays.

It is also very similar to the Pacific Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus curraniwhich is a resident of the Pacific Ocean.