Family Gerreidae - Mojarras
  Order
:
Gerreidae Gerreidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 8 | Species : 53 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
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 adult species occur in coastal lagoons with sandy or muddy bottoms bordered by mangroves; however, they occasionally enter river mouths (Ref. 93806). Juveniles enter estuaries until they reach maturity; spawning occurs at sea throughout the seasons (Ref. 34363).
  Etymology
:
Gerreidae: From Plinius, Latin, gerres, -es = a kind of anchovies
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
active
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Gerreiformes | | | Gerreidae

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

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