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Family: Gerreidae Mojarras



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diapterus brevirostris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Diapterus peruvianus
[Peruvian mojarra]



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

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



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Eucinostomus argenteus Baird & Girard, 1855

Photo by Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Eucinostomus argenteus
[Silver mojarra]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Eucinostomus gracilis
[Graceful mojarra]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25.5 cm TL
Eucinostomus gula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Eugerres axillaris
[Black axillary mojarra]



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

Photo by Photo by Vitule, JRS
 
Eugerres brasilianus
[Brazilian mojarra]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Eugerres lineatus
[Streaked mojarra]



Central America
Max. Length 24.2 cm SL
Eugerres mexicanus (Steindachner, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Valdez Zenil, J.
 
Eugerres mexicanus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Eugerres plumieri
[Striped mojarra]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.9 cm SL

 
Gerres akazakii
[Japanese tenspined silver-biddy]



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

Photo by Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Gerres baconensis
[Scaly snouted silver-biddy]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Gerres chrysops Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 1999

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Gerres chrysops
[Gold sheen silver-biddy]



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

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gerres cinereus
[Yellow fin mojarra]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gerres decacanthus
[Small Chinese silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.4 cm SL

 
Gerres equulus
[]



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

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



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Gerres filamentosus Cuvier, 1829

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



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Gerres infasciatus Iwatsuki & Kimura, 1998

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Moosleitner, H.
 
Gerres longirostris
[Strongspine silver-biddy]



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

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gerres macracanthus
[Longspine silverbiddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Gerres maldivensis
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gerres methueni
[Striped silver biddy]



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

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


 
Gerres mozambiquensis
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gerres oblongus
[Slender silver-biddy]



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

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Gerres oyena
[Common silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Gerres phaiya
[Strong spined silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Gerres ryukyuensis
[Ryukyu banded silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Gerres septemfasciatus
[Seven-banded silver biddy]



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

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Gerres setifer
[Small Bengal silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Gerres shima
[Banded silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Gerres silaceus
[Malayan silver-biddy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Gerres simillimus Regan, 1907

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Gerres simillimus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Gerres subfasciatus
[Common silver belly]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Parequula elongata
[Western silverbelly]



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

Photo by Photo by Delaney, S.
 
Parequula melbournensis
[Silverbelly]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Pentaprion longimanus
[Longfin mojarra]



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

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Ulaema lefroyi
[Mottled mojarra]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Deckertichthys aureolus Golden mojarra Eastern Pacific 15 SL 1882
Diapterus auratus Irish mojarra Western Atlantic 34 TL 1842
Diapterus brevirostris Eastern Pacific, tropical 38 TL 1879
Diapterus peruvianus Peruvian mojarra Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1830
Diapterus rhombeus Caitipa mojarra Western Atlantic 40 TL 1829
Eucinostomus argenteus Silver mojarra Eastern Pacific 21 TL 1855
Eucinostomus currani Pacific flagfin mojarra Eastern Pacific 21 TL 1980
Eucinostomus dowii Dow's mojarra Southeast Pacific 20 TL 1863
Eucinostomus entomelas Dark-spot mojarra Eastern Pacific 18 SL 1980
Eucinostomus gracilis Graceful mojarra Eastern Pacific 21 TL 1862
Eucinostomus gula Jenny mojarra Western Atlantic 25.5 TL 1824
Eucinostomus harengulus Tidewater mojarra Western Central Atlantic 15 NG 1879
Eucinostomus havana Bigeye mojarra Western Atlantic 18 TL 1912
Eucinostomus jonesii Slender mojarra Western Atlantic 20 TL 1879
Eucinostomus melanopterus Flagfin mojarra Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1863
Eugerres axillaris Black axillary mojarra Eastern Central Pacific 19 SL 1864
Eugerres brasilianus Brazilian mojarra Western Central Atlantic 50 FL 1830
Eugerres brevimanus Short fin mojarra Eastern Central Pacific 28 SL 1864
Eugerres lineatus Streaked mojarra Eastern Pacific 18 SL 1821
Eugerres mexicanus Central America 24.2 SL 1863
Eugerres plumieri Striped mojarra Western Atlantic 40 TL 1830
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
Parequula elongata Western silverbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 8.1 SL 2012
Parequula melbournensis Silverbelly Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL 1872
Pentaprion longimanus Longfin mojarra Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1849
Ulaema lefroyi Mottled mojarra Western Atlantic 23 TL 1874



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