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mojarra

(mōhär`ə), common name for a member of the family Gerreidae, small tropical food fishes. The many American species are found chiefly off the S Atlantic coast but also along the Pacific coast. Mojarras are rarely over a foot (30 cm) in length and are silvery in color. The fins can be retracted into specialized grooves located under the anal and dorsal fins. They feed on plant life, extending their jaws in order to engulf their food. Mojarras are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Perciformes, family Gerreidae.
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bandera Co, Cl: Eucinostomus currani y Eucinostomus melanopterus, Gerreidae.
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Es poco probable que las especies endemicas sean recurrentes en este ecosistema, debido a que los fondos lodosos y arenosos tienen menos elementos endemicos en comparacion con los fondos rocosos, observandose que las familias restringidas a estos habitats son: Scianidae, Rhinobatidae, Urolophidae, Clupeidae, Engraulidae, Achiridae, Mugilidae, Gerreidae y Centropomidae (Castro-Aguirre et al.
La especie Eucinostomus gula, perteneciente a la familia Gerreidae, destaco por su elevada abundancia numerica y biomasa a lo largo de todo el ano en el area de estudio y su presencia se restringio a tallas juveniles (Resendez 1981b; Aguirre-Leon & Yanez-Arancibia 1986).
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0 0 0 Syngnathidae Hippocampus erectus 0 0 0 Hippocampus zosterae 0 1 0 Syngnathus floridae 2 7 1 Syngnathus louisianae 0 0 0 Syngnathus scovelli 0 3 6 Serranidae Mycteroperca microlepis 0 0 0 Centropristis striata 0 0 0 Serraniculus pumilio 0 0 0 Serranus subligarius 0 0 0 Apogonidae Astrapogon alutus 0 0 0 Carangidae Caranx hippos 0 0 0 Chloroscombrus chrysurus 0 0 0 Oligoplites saurus 0 0 0 Selene vomer 0 0 0 Lutjanidae Lutjanus griseus 0 0 0 Lutjanus synagris 0 0 0 Gerreidae Eucinostomus gula 0 0 0 Eucinostomus harengulus 0 0 0 Eucinostomus spp.
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