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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Also reported from Mauritania Ref.

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Found over sand or mud bottoms Ref. Feeds on fish, shrimps, mollusks, zooplankton and detritus 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.


Its conspicuous black tip on dorsal fin is mimicked by juvenile guianan snooks, Centropomus mexicanusan example of aggressive mimicry Ref. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed Ref.

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

Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Estimates of some properties based on models Eucinoztomus temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Preliminary K or Fecundity. Low vulnerability 24 of You can sponsor this page. Add your observation in Fish Melanoppterus Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

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Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous Ref. A coastal species entering estuaries, lower courses of coastal rivers, and lagoons Ref.

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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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