Diapterus rhombeus (Cuvier, 1829)
Caitipa mojarra
Diapterus rhombeus
photo by Duarte, L.O.

Family:  Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 76.3 g
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 9 - 70 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Gulf of Mexico, Central America and the Antilles to Brazil (Ref. 9626).
Biology:  Common in mangrove-lined lagoons; also found over shallow mud and sand grounds in marine areas. Juveniles common in hypersaline lagoons and in brackish water (Ref. 5217). Probably feeds on small benthic invertebrates. Marketed fresh but not highly esteemed. Minimum depth from Ref. 26912.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 04.10.18
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.08.95

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