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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Eucinostomus melanopterus, Flagfin mojarra : fisheries
Also reported from Mauritania Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The Flagfin Mojarras are too small to be of interest to most. Globally, there are 11 species in the genus Eucinostomusall found in Mexican waters, with seven in the Atlantic and four in the Pacific.
You can sponsor this page. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Modified by Musschoot, Tobias. Their dorsal fin is elevated at the front and deeply notched; it has nine spines and ten rays.
Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Flagfin Mojarra, Eucinostomus melanopterus. Their caudal fin is deeply forked. Their mouth is highly extensible, pointing downward when protruded. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Their head has a concave lower profile, large eyes, and a pointed snout.
Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Their pectoral fins are long and reach the anal fin origin. Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus Ref. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Sign our Guest Book. Juveniles have dark vertical bars on their back and sides.
A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref. Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref.
Their anal fins are pale yellow.
In some areas they are caught with cast nets, beach seines, set nets, handlines, and bottom trawls where they are marketed fresh melankpterus in low demand or used as live bait. Their anal fin has three slender spines, with the second spine being stronger and shorter than the third spine, and seven or eight rays. They have smooth gill covers. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Adults have no additional distinguishing marks.
Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life
Marine; freshwater; brackish; melamopterus amphidromous Ref. They feed during the daytime in small continuous moving schools consuming small fish, shrimp, mollusks, zooplankton, and detritus. 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.
They are a poorly studied species and very limited information is available about their behavioral patterns. 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. 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 melanopetrus F.
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity. Modified by Musschoot, Tobias.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines melanopterys Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. They are diadromous and migrate up to 30 miles between freshwaters and oceanic waters on cyclical and predictable schedules but not for breeding purposes.
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Low vulnerability 24 of Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Low vulnerability 24 of