Ulaema lefroyi (Goode, 1874)
Mottled mojarra
Ulaema lefroyi
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Max. size:  23 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda, North Carolina (USA) and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Silvery, the back broadly mottled (Ref. 13442).
Biology:  Adults prefer sandy shores. Young are more widespread.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.07.12
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.08.94

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