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Family: Gerreidae Mojarras



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54 species (see list below)

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Photo by Duarte, L.O.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Diapterus auratus Ranzani, 1842

Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Diapterus auratus
[Irish mojarra]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Diapterus aureolus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Diapterus aureolus
[Golden mojarra]

Photo by Alvarez-Pliego, N.

Eastern Pacific, tropical
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Diapterus brevirostris (Sauvage, 1879)

Photo by Alvarez-Pliego, N.
 
Diapterus brevirostris
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Diapterus peruvianus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diapterus peruvianus
[Peruvian mojarra]

Photo by Duarte, L.O.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Diapterus rhombeus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Diapterus rhombeus
[Caitipa mojarra]

Photo by Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Eucinostomus argenteus Baird & Girard, 1855

Photo by Fisheries Division, Ministry of Agriculture
 
Eucinostomus argenteus
[Silver mojarra]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Eucinostomus currani Zahuranec, 1980

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Eucinostomus currani
[Pacific flagfin mojarra]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Eucinostomus dowii (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Eucinostomus dowii
[Dow's mojarra]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Eucinostomus entomelas Zahuranec, 1980

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Eucinostomus entomelas
[Dark-spot mojarra]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Eucinostomus gracilis (Gill, 1862)

Photo by FAO
 
Eucinostomus gracilis
[Graceful mojarra]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Eucinostomus gula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Eucinostomus gula
[Jenny mojarra]

Photo by American Littoral Society - Southeast Chapter

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm NG
Eucinostomus harengulus Goode & Bean, 1879

Photo by American Littoral Society - Southeast Chapter
 
Eucinostomus harengulus
[Tidewater mojarra]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Eucinostomus havana (Nichols, 1912)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Eucinostomus havana
[Bigeye mojarra]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Eucinostomus jonesii (Günther, 1879)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Eucinostomus jonesii
[Slender mojarra]

Photo by Bertoncini, A.A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Eucinostomus melanopterus (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by Bertoncini, A.A.
 
Eucinostomus melanopterus
[Flagfin mojarra]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Eugerres axillaris (Günther, 1864)

Photo by FAO
 
Eugerres axillaris
[Black axillary mojarra]

Photo by Vitule, JRS

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm FL
Eugerres brasilianus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Vitule, JRS
 
Eugerres brasilianus
[Brazilian mojarra]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Eugerres brevimanus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Eugerres brevimanus
[Short fin mojarra]

Photo by González-Acosta, A.F.

North America
Max. Length 24.2 cm SL
Eugerres castroaguirrei González-Acosta & Rodiles-Hernández, 2013

Photo by González-Acosta, A.F.
 
Eugerres castroaguirrei
[Lacandon mojarra]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Eugerres lineatus (Humboldt, 1821)

Photo by FAO
 
Eugerres lineatus
[Streaked mojarra]

Photo by Valdez Zenil, J.

Central America
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Eugerres mexicanus (Steindachner, 1863)

Photo by Valdez Zenil, J.
 
Eugerres mexicanus
[]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Eugerres plumieri (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Eugerres plumieri
[Striped mojarra]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.9 cm SL

 
Gerres akazakii
[Japanese tenspined silver-biddy]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 17.8 cm TL
Gerres baconensis (Evermann & Seale, 1907)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Gerres baconensis
[Scaly snouted silver-biddy]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Gerres chrysops
[Gold sheen silver-biddy]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Gerres cinereus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Gerres cinereus
[Yellow fin mojarra]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Gerres decacanthus (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by FAO
 
Gerres decacanthus
[Small Chinese silver-biddy]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 22.4 cm SL

 
Gerres equulus
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gerres erythrourus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gerres erythrourus
[Deep-bodied mojarra]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Gerres filamentosus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gerres filamentosus
[Whipfin silver-biddy]

Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Gerres infasciatus Iwatsuki & Kimura, 1998

Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Gerres infasciatus
[Nonbanded whipfin mojarra]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Gerres japonicus Bleeker, 1854

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gerres japonicus
[Japanese silver-biddy]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Gerres limbatus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gerres limbatus
[Saddleback silver-biddy]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL
Gerres longirostris (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Gerres longirostris
[Strongspine silver-biddy]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gerres macracanthus Bleeker, 1854

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gerres macracanthus
[Longspine silverbiddy]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Gerres maldivensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gerres methueni Regan, 1920

Photo by FAO
 
Gerres methueni
[Striped silver biddy]

Photo by Tanaka, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Gerres microphthalmus Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2002

Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Gerres microphthalmus
[Small-eyed whipfin mojarra]
No picture found
Africa

 
Gerres mozambiquensis
[]

Photo by Modder, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Gerres nigri Günther, 1859

Photo by Modder, T.
 
Gerres nigri
[Guinean striped mojarra]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Gerres oblongus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Gerres oblongus
[Slender silver-biddy]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gerres oyena (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Gerres oyena
[Common silver-biddy]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Gerres phaiya
[Strong spined silver-biddy]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Gerres ryukyuensis
[Ryukyu banded silver-biddy]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Gerres septemfasciatus
[Seven-banded silver biddy]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Gerres setifer (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Gerres setifer
[Small Bengal silver-biddy]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Gerres shima
[Banded silver-biddy]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Gerres silaceus
[Malayan silver-biddy]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL

 
Gerres simillimus
[]

Photo by Dowling, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Gerres subfasciatus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Gerres subfasciatus
[Common silver belly]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Parequula elongata
[Western silverbelly]

Photo by Delaney, S.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Parequula melbournensis (Castelnau, 1872)

Photo by Delaney, S.
 
Parequula melbournensis
[Silverbelly]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Pentaprion longimanus (Cantor, 1849)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Pentaprion longimanus
[Longfin mojarra]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Ulaema lefroyi (Goode, 1874)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Ulaema lefroyi
[Mottled mojarra]
54 Species of Family Gerreidae
(Mojarras)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1842 Diapterus auratus Irish mojarra Western Atlantic 34 TL
1882 Diapterus aureolus Golden mojarra Eastern Pacific 15 SL
1879 Diapterus brevirostris Eastern Pacific, tropical 38 TL
1830 Diapterus peruvianus Peruvian mojarra Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1829 Diapterus rhombeus Caitipa mojarra Western Atlantic 40 TL
1855 Eucinostomus argenteus Silver mojarra Eastern Pacific 20 TL
1980 Eucinostomus currani Pacific flagfin mojarra Eastern Pacific 21 TL
1863 Eucinostomus dowii Dow's mojarra Southeast Pacific 20 TL
1980 Eucinostomus entomelas Dark-spot mojarra Eastern Pacific 18 SL
1862 Eucinostomus gracilis Graceful mojarra Eastern Pacific 21 TL
1824 Eucinostomus gula Jenny mojarra Western Atlantic 23 TL
1879 Eucinostomus harengulus Tidewater mojarra Western Central Atlantic 15 NG
1912 Eucinostomus havana Bigeye mojarra Western Atlantic 18 TL
1879 Eucinostomus jonesii Slender mojarra Western Atlantic 20 TL
1863 Eucinostomus melanopterus Flagfin mojarra Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1864 Eugerres axillaris Black axillary mojarra Eastern Central Pacific 19 SL
1830 Eugerres brasilianus Brazilian mojarra Western Central Atlantic 50 FL
1864 Eugerres brevimanus Short fin mojarra Eastern Central Pacific 28 SL
2013 Eugerres castroaguirrei Lacandon mojarra North America 24.2 SL
1821 Eugerres lineatus Streaked mojarra Eastern Pacific 18 SL
1863 Eugerres mexicanus Central America 21.6 SL
1830 Eugerres plumieri Striped mojarra Western Atlantic 40 TL
2007 Gerres akazakii Japanese tenspined silver-biddy Northwest Pacific 16.9 SL
1907 Gerres baconensis Scaly snouted silver-biddy Western Pacific 17.8 TL
1999 Gerres chrysops Gold sheen silver-biddy Western Pacific 8.3 SL
1792 Gerres cinereus Yellow fin mojarra Western Atlantic 41 TL
1864 Gerres decacanthus Small Chinese silver-biddy Asia 9.1 SL
1844 Gerres equulus Northwest Pacific 22.4 SL
1791 Gerres erythrourus Deep-bodied mojarra Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1829 Gerres filamentosus Whipfin silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1998 Gerres infasciatus Nonbanded whipfin mojarra Indo-West Pacific 14 SL
1854 Gerres japonicus Japanese silver-biddy Western Pacific 20 SL
1830 Gerres limbatus Saddleback silver-biddy Indo-West Pacific 15 TL
1801 Gerres longirostris Strongspine silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 44.5 TL
1854 Gerres macracanthus Longspine silverbiddy Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1902 Gerres maldivensis Western Indian Ocean 6.5 SL
1920 Gerres methueni Striped silver biddy Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
2002 Gerres microphthalmus Small-eyed whipfin mojarra Northwest Pacific 12 SL
2007 Gerres mozambiquensis Africa
1859 Gerres nigri Guinean striped mojarra Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1830 Gerres oblongus Slender silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 30 SL
1775 Gerres oyena Common silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 30 TL
2001 Gerres phaiya Strong spined silver-biddy Western Indian Ocean 13.7 SL
2007 Gerres ryukyuensis Ryukyu banded silver-biddy Northwest Pacific 14.4 SL
2009 Gerres septemfasciatus Seven-banded silver biddy Northwest Pacific 9.3 SL
1822 Gerres setifer Small Bengal silver-biddy Indian Ocean 15 SL
2007 Gerres shima Banded silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 11.8 SL
2001 Gerres silaceus Malayan silver-biddy Western Pacific 10.7 SL
1907 Gerres simillimus Eastern Pacific 41 TL
1830 Gerres subfasciatus Common silver belly Indo-West Pacific 20 TL
2012 Parequula elongata Western silverbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 8.1 SL
1872 Parequula melbournensis Silverbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL
1849 Pentaprion longimanus Longfin mojarra Indo-West Pacific 15 TL
1874 Ulaema lefroyi Mottled mojarra Western Atlantic 23 TL



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