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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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00 Table 2: The percentage of monthly and seasonally distribution of different maturity stages of the female whip fin mojarra, Gerres filamentosus (Cuvier, 1829), in the Red Sea at Hurghada area, during the period from January 2010 to December 2010.
The Shortnose Mojarra fishery does not represent high captures, but it is valued by the coastal communities of Colima and Jalisco for its low price protein source and its good taste.
En las diferentes mediciones de impedancia se trabajo con tejido de mojarra de mar de la familia gerreidae (2).
Arenas-Granados P, Acero A (1992) Organizacion trofica de las mojarras (Pisces: Gerreidae) de la Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta (Caribe Colombiano).
Nuestro proyecto debio esperar hasta mediados de octubre de 2002, cuando el seminario: "Arqueologia Historica: una mirada hacia nosotros mismos", programado en la ciudad de Cali por el Area Cultural del Banco de la Republica, y que conto con la participacion de los arqueologos Felipe Gaitan y Jimena Lobo Guerrero, propicio la invitacion recibida de parte del Municipio de Condoto y la Fundacion Las Mojarras de la misma localidad, para llevar a cabo un reconocimiento arqueologico en el sitio que marcaba la ubicacion de lo que otrora fue la capital de la Provincia del San Juan y uno de los emporios mineros de mayor prestigio durante la transicion politica que va desde finales de la Colonia hasta el comienzo de la Republica de la Nueva Granada:
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Entre noviembre de 2000 y julio de 2002, en el embalse de la HU, se recolectaron entre 3 y 25 peces mensuales, para un total de 453, distribuidos en 115 pericos, 111 cacuchos, 108 yaluas, 89 mojarras amarillas, 11 moncholos, 10 barbules y 9 doncellas.
1984) Fishing Area Family Atlantic Ocean Hemiramphidae Hemiramphidae Belonidae Excoetidae Balistidae Carangidae Clupeidae Hemiramphidae Kyphosidae Labridae Florida Bay Hemiramphidae Hemiramphidae Belonidae Clupeidae Sparidae Belonidae Hemiramphidae Carangidae Gerreidae Haemulidae Ostraciidae Sphyraenidae Tetradontidae Fishing area Common name Atlantic Ocean Ballyhoo Balao Needlefishes Flyingfishes Leatherjackets Jacks Herrings Smallwing flyingfish Sea chubs Wrasses Florida Bay Ballyhoo Silverstripe halfbreak Herrings Porgies Needlefishes Hardhead halfbreak Jacks Mojarras Grunts Boxfishes Barracudas Puffers Fishing area Frequency n Percentage Atlantic Ocean 185 15,280 70.
Beneath the clear, sparkling turquoise waters of Provo's Bight Reef, parrotfish, hawksbill sea turtles and sand-sifting mojarras explore the newest additions to their reef home: bright blue and white signs atop small artificial reefs.
Then they head for deepwater canals where they know trout of all sizes, particularly the preferred 6- to 10-pounders, find sanctuary from the cold, along with their prey, baitfish like mullet, pinfish and mojarras.