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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gerreidae Mojarras

Genus: Gerres

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gerres akazakii Japanese tenspined silver-biddy Northwest Pacific 16.9 SL 2007
Gerres baconensis Scaly snouted silver-biddy Western Pacific 17.8 TL 1907
Gerres chrysops Gold sheen silver-biddy Western Pacific 8.3 SL 1999
Gerres cinereus Yellow fin mojarra Western Atlantic 41 TL 1792
Gerres decacanthus Small Chinese silver-biddy Asia 9.1 SL 1864
Gerres equulus Northwest Pacific 22.4 SL 1844
Gerres erythrourus Deep-bodied mojarra Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1791
Gerres filamentosus Whipfin silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 39 TL 1829
Gerres infasciatus Nonbanded whipfin mojarra Indo-West Pacific 15.3 SL 1998
Gerres japonicus Japanese silver-biddy Western Pacific 20 SL 1854
Gerres limbatus Saddleback silver-biddy Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1830
Gerres longirostris Strongspine silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 44.5 TL 1801
Gerres macracanthus Longspine silverbiddy Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1854
Gerres maldivensis Western Indian Ocean 6.5 SL 1902
Gerres methueni Striped silver biddy Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1920
Gerres microphthalmus Small-eyed whipfin mojarra Northwest Pacific 12 SL 2002
Gerres mozambiquensis Africa 2007
Gerres nigri Guinean striped mojarra Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1859
Gerres oblongus Slender silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1830
Gerres oyena Common silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1775
Gerres phaiya Strong spined silver-biddy Western Indian Ocean 13.7 SL 2001
Gerres ryukyuensis Ryukyu banded silver-biddy Northwest Pacific 14.4 SL 2007
Gerres septemfasciatus Seven-banded silver biddy Northwest Pacific 9.3 SL 2009
Gerres setifer Small Bengal silver-biddy Indian Ocean 15 SL 1822
Gerres shima Banded silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 11.8 SL 2007
Gerres silaceus Malayan silver-biddy Western Pacific 10.7 SL 2001
Gerres simillimus Eastern Pacific 41 TL 1907
Gerres subfasciatus Common silver belly Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1830

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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013