Family Gerreidae - Mojarras
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 7 | Species : 54 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: most tropical seas. Chiefly marine. In brackish water occasionally; rare in freshwater. Very protractile mouth. Head scaly but with smooth upper surface. Dorsal and anal fins with a sheath of scales along base. Gill membranes not united to isthmus. Deeply forked tail; 24 vertebrae. Maximum length 35 cm, attained in Gerres filamentosus. Small silvery fishes with highly protrusible mouth. They feed by sorting benthic invertebrates from sand. Foodfishes. Assumed to be nonguarders (RF). Most of the species occures in coastal lagoons and estuaries with sandy or muddy bottoms bordered by mangroves; however, they occasionally enter river mouths (Ref. 93806).
  Etymology
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Gerreidae: From Plinius, Latin, gerres, -es = a kind of anchovies
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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active
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Incertae | sedis | in | Percomorpharia | Gerreidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Gerreidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Gerres oyena (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Labrus oeyena Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal2
Diapterus oyena (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
Labrus oyena Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal
Smaris oyena (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
Xystaema oyena (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Gerres oynea (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Labrus öyena Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal
Cichla argyrea Forster, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres argyreus (Forster, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Gerres vaigiensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres kapas Bleeker, 1851
synonymjuniororiginal2
Diapterus kapas (Bleeker, 1851)
synonymjuniornew
Xystaema kapas (Bleeker, 1851)
synonymjuniornew
Gerres australis Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerreomorpha rostrata Alleyne & Macleay, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres carinatus Alleyne & Macleay, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres splendens De Vis, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres socotranus Steindachner, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres oblongus (non Cuvier, 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres erythrourus (Bloch, 1791)
acceptedseniornew
Sparus erythrourus Bloch, 1791
synonymseniororiginal2
Gerres abbreviatus Bleeker, 1850
synonymjuniororiginal2
Diapterus abbreviatus (Bleeker, 1850)
synonymjuniornew
Xystaema abbreviatus (Bleeker, 1850)
synonymjuniornew
! Gerres abbreviatuis Bleeker, 1850
synonymjuniororiginal
! Gerres abreviatus Bleeker, 1850
synonymjuniororiginal
Gerres singaporensis Steindachner, 1870
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres cheverti Alleyne & Macleay, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres profundus Macleay, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres cinereus (Walbaum, 1792)
acceptedseniornew
Mugil cinereus Walbaum, 1792
synonymseniororiginal2
Gerres longirostris (Lacepède, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Labrus longirostris Lacepède, 1801
synonymseniororiginal2
Sparus britannus Lacepède, 1802
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres poieti Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal2
Diapterus poieti (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymjuniornew
Xystaema poieti (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymjuniornew
! Gerres poeti Cuvier, 1829
ambiguousotheroriginal
! Gerres poietie Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Gerres acinaces Bleeker, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres lineolatus Günther, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres longicaudus Alleyne & Macleay, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres rueppellii Klunzinger, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres darnleyense (Ogilby, 1913)
synonymjuniornew
Gerres darnleyensis (Ogilby, 1913)
synonymjuniornew
Gerres oyena (non Forrskål, 1775)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres setifer (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Chanda setifer Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal2
Gerreomorpha setifer (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
Gerres altispinis Günther, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres filamentosus Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal2
Pertica filamentosa (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Gerres punctatus Cuvier, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Gerres punctata Cuvier, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal
Sparus edentulus Günther, 1859
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Gerres philippinus Günther, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres macracanthus (non Bleeker, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres limbatus Cuvier, 1830
acceptedseniororiginal2
Catochaenum limbatum (Cuvier, 1830)
synonymseniornew
Xystaema limbatum (Cuvier, 1830)
synonymseniornew
Gerres lucidus Cuvier, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres kapas (non Bleeker, 1851)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres oblongus Cuvier, 1830
acceptedseniororiginal2
Equla oblongus (Cuvier, 1830)
synonymseniornew
Gerres macrosoma Bleeker, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres gigas Günther, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres subfasciatus Cuvier, 1830
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres ovatus Günther, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres equulus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
acceptedseniororiginal
Gerres equula Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
synonymseniororiginal1
Eucinostomus equula (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
synonymseniornew
Gerres japonicus Bleeker, 1854
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerreomorpha japonica (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymseniornew
! Gerres japonica Bleeker, 1854
synonymseniororiginal
Gerres macracanthus Bleeker, 1854
acceptedseniororiginal2
Diapterus macracanthus (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymseniornew
Xystaema macracantha (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymseniornew
Xystaema macracanthum (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymseniornew
Gerres filamentosus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres nigri Günther, 1859
acceptedseniororiginal2
Diapterus nigri (Günther, 1859)
synonymseniornew
Gerres octactis Bleeker, 1863
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres decacanthus (Bleeker, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Diapterus decacanthus Bleeker, 1864
synonymseniororiginal2
Gerreomorpha decacantha (Bleeker, 1864)
synonymseniornew
Gerres lucidus (non Cuvier, 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres maldivensis Regan, 1902
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres baconensis (Evermann & Seale, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
Xystaema baconensis Evermann & Seale, 1907
synonymseniororiginal2
Gerres oyena (non Forsskål, 1775)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres japonicus (non Bleeker, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres macrosoma (non Bleeker, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres simillimus Regan, 1907
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres cinereus (non Walbaum, 1792)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres methueni Regan, 1920
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres longirostris Günther, 1861
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Xystaema rappi Barnard, 1927
synonymjuniororiginal2
Gerres rappi (Barnard, 1927)
synonymjuniornew
Gerres infasciatus Iwatsuki & Kimura, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres chrysops Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres phaiya Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Gerres phayia Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2001
synonymseniororiginal
Gerres oyena (non Forsskål, 1775)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Gerres poeti (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres silaceus Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres microphthalmus Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres filamentosus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres akazakii Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres japonicus (non Bleeker, 1854)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Gerres mozambiquensis Iwatsuki & Heemstra, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres ryukyuensis Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres shima Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres septemfasciatus Liu & Yan, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal2
Diapterus auratus Ranzani, 1842
acceptedseniororiginal2
Gerres olisthostoma Goode & Bean, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal2
Diapterus olisthostomus (Goode & Bean, 1882)
synonymjuniornew
! Eugerres olisthoma (Goode & Bean, 1882)
synonymotherother
! Gerres olisthostomus Goode & Bean, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal
Diapterus evermanni Meek & Hildebrand, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal2
Moharra evermanni (Meek & Hildebrand, 1925)
synonymjuniornew
Diapterus rhombeus (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres rhombeus Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal2
Eugerres rhombeus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Moharra rhombea (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Diapterus limnaeus Schultz, 1949
synonymjuniororiginal2
Diapterus peruvianus (Cuvier, 1830)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres peruvianus Cuvier, 1830
synonymseniororiginal2
Diapterus brevirostris (Sauvage, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres brevirostris Sauvage, 1879
synonymseniororiginal2
Diapterus peruvianus (non Cuvier, 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Diapterus aureolus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres aureolus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
synonymseniororiginal2
Pentaprion longimanus (Cantor, 1849)
acceptedseniornew
Equula longimana Cantor, 1849
synonymseniororiginal2
! Equula longimanus Cantor, 1849
synonymseniororiginal
! Pentaprion longimana (Cantor, 1849)
synonymseniornew
Eucinostomus argenteus Baird & Girard, 1855
acceptedseniororiginal2
Eucinostomus dowii (non Gill, 1863)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Eucinostomus gula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres gula Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Eucinostomus dowii (Gill, 1863)
acceptedseniornew
Diapterus dowii Gill, 1863
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
Gerres melanopterus Bleeker, 1863
synonymseniororiginal2
! Eucinostomis melanopter (Bleeker, 1863)
synonymseniornew
! Eucynostomus melanopterus (Bleeker, 1863)
synonymseniornew
Gerres bilobus Cuvier, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal2
Eucinostomus harengulus Goode & Bean, 1879
acceptedseniororiginal2
Eucinostomus jonesii (Günther, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres jonesii Günther, 1879
synonymseniororiginal2
! Eucinostomus jonesi (Günther, 1879)
synonymseniornew
Eucinostomus havana (Nichols, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Xystaema havana Nichols, 1912
synonymseniororiginal2
Lepidochir havana (Nichols, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Eucinostomus currani Zahuranec, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
Eucinostomus entomelas Zahuranec, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parequula melbournensis (Castelnau, 1872)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres melbournensis Castelnau, 1872
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
! Parequula melbourunensis (Castelnau, 1872)
synonymseniornew
Parequula elongata Iwatsuki, Pogonoski & Last, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Parequula melbournensis (non Castelnau, 1872)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ulaema lefroyi (Goode, 1874)
acceptedseniornew
Diapterus lefroyi Goode, 1874
synonymseniororiginal1
Eucinostomus lefroyi (Goode, 1874)
synonymseniornew
Eugerres plumieri (Cuvier, 1830)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres plumieri Cuvier, 1830
synonymseniororiginal2
Diapterus plumieri (Cuvier, 1830)
synonymseniornew
Gerres embryx Jordan & Starks, 1898
synonymjuniororiginal2
Eugerres awlae Schultz, 1949
synonymjuniororiginal2
Eugerres lineatus (Humboldt, 1821)
acceptedseniornew
Smaris lineatus Humboldt, 1821
synonymseniororiginal2
Eugerres brasilianus (Cuvier, 1830)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres brasilianus Cuvier, 1830
synonymseniororiginal2
Diapterus brasilianus (Cuvier, 1830)
synonymseniornew
Gerres patao Poey, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal2
Eugerres mexicanus (Steindachner, 1863)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres mexicanus Steindachner, 1863
synonymseniororiginal2
Diapterus mexicanus (Steindachner, 1863)
synonymseniornew
Eugerres axillaris (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres axillaris Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal2
Eugerres brevimanus (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Gerres brevimanus Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal2
Gerres periche Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917
synonymjuniororiginal2
Eugerres periche (Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917)
synonymjuniornew
Eugerres castroaguirrei González-Acosta & Rodiles-Hernández, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
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