Eucinostomus gula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Jenny mojarra
photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Family:  Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Max. size:  25.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 55 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to Argentina; including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 9626).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7
Biology:  Inhabits shallow waters, being especially abundant over mud bottoms in mangrove-lined lagoons or creeks; larger individuals may also occur on vegetated sand grounds in marine areas. Enters fresh water in limestone regions (Ref. 7251). May occur in aggregations (Ref. 3722). Probably feeds on small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 3722). Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed (Ref. 3722).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.01.17
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.03.98

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