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.
Their dorsal fin is elevated at the front and deeply notched; it has nine spines and ten rays. Also reported from Mauritania 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 eucinosromus opercular openings. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and eucinostoms Ref. Their head has a concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout.
Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Sign our Guest Book. Their mouth is highly extensible, pointing downward when protruded. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. In some areas they are caught with cast nets, beach seines, set nets, handlines, and eucinostimus trawls where they are marketed fresh but in low demand or used as live bait. They feed during the daytime in small continuous moving schools consuming small fish, shrimp, mollusks, zooplankton, and detritus.
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. The Flagfin Mojarras are too small to be of interest to most.
Their anal fin has three slender spines, with the second spine being stronger and shorter than the third spine, and seven or eight rays. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. It is also very similar to the Pacific Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus curraniwhich is a resident of the Pacific Ocean.
A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref. Entered eucinostojus Luna, Susan M. Low vulnerability 24 of They reach a maximum length of 30 cm 12 inches.
Globally, there are 11 species in the genus Eucinostomusall found in Mexican waters, with seven in the Atlantic and four in the Pacific. 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.
Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus. High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity.
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. You can sponsor this page. Low vulnerability 24 of Juveniles have dark vertical bars on their back and sides.
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This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.
The Flagfin Mojarras are a schooling species found in eucunostomus 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.
Their caudal fin is deeply forked. 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. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. They have smooth gill covers. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref.