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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Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Their head has a concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout.
Likely: Flagfin Mojarra (Eucinostomus melanopterus)
Their caudal fin is deeply forked. They are a poorly studied species and very limited information is available about their behavioral patterns.
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. The Flagfin Mojarras are a mlanopterus 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.
Also reported from Mauritania Ref. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. They reach a maximum length of 30 cm 12 inches.
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. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.
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. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref.
Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. The Flagfin Mojarras are too small to be of interest to most. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref. Globally, there are 11 species in the genus Eucinostomusall found in Mexican waters, with seven in the Atlantic and four in the Eucinosyomus. Also reported from Mauritania Ref.
Flagfin mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus
Their pectoral fins are long and reach the anal fin origin. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Sign our Guest Book. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. They are diadromous and migrate up to 30 miles between freshwaters and oceanic waters on cyclical and predictable schedules but not for melanotperus purposes.
Their dorsal fin is elevated at the front and deeply notched; it has nine spines and ten rays. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: 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.
Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. This map was eucinosto,us and has not yet been reviewed. A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref.
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Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. It is also very similar to the Pacific Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus curraniwhich is a resident of the Pacific Ocean. Its conspicuous black tip on dorsal fin is mimicked by juvenile guianan snooks, Centropomus mexicanusan example of aggressive mimicry Ref.
Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year 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. Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus Ref. Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus Ref. Modified by Musschoot, Tobias.
Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus euxinostomus. 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. They have smooth gill covers. 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. Their anal fin has three slender spines, with the second spine being stronger and shorter than the third spine, and seven or eight rays.