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. Their caudal fin is deeply forked.
Eucinostomus melanopterus (Bleeker, 1863)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. Sign our Guest Book. Modified by Musschoot, Tobias.
Reproduction is oviparous and occurs at sea. Their mouth is highly extensible, pointing downward when protruded.
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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They are a melanoopterus studied species and very limited information is available about their behavioral patterns. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus. 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. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.
Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and ekcinostomus not yet been reviewed. Their pectoral fins are long eucinostomuw reach the anal fin origin. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. They are diadromous and migrate up to 30 miles between freshwaters and oceanic waters on cyclical and predictable schedules but not for breeding purposes.
Summary page Point data Common names Photos. A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref. Globally, there are melaopterus species in the genus Eucinostomusall found in Mexican waters, with seven in the Atlantic and four in the Pacific. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Low vulnerability 24 of Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Low vulnerability 24 of Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: The Flagfin Mojarras are a schooling species found in shallow coastal areas over sandy and muddy bottoms, in melankpterus 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.
Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref. It is also very similar to the Pacific Flagfin Eucinotsomus, Eucinostomus curraniwhich is a resident of the Melxnopterus Ocean.
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Their head has a concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout.