| Common names: mojarra (English), mojarra (Espanol), palmito (Espanol) |
Eugerres axillaris (Günther, 1864)
Body high, rhomboidal (height ~ 50% of SL), compressed; upper head profile steep, ~ straight; lower profile of head distinctively concave; mouth highly extensible, pointing downward when protruded; 14-16 lower gill rakers; lower border of preopercle serrated; bone under front of eye with serrated border; teeth inside throat all pointed; dorsal fin IX, 9-10, elevated at front, 2nd spine shorter than head, 21-29.4% of SL; anal fin III, 8, 2nd anal spine thick, long, a little shorter than 2nd dorsal spine; pectoral longer than head, reaches past line through anal fin origin, lower border concave; tail forked; scales large, conspicuous and finely rough, covering most of head and body; dorsal and anal fins fold into a high scaly sheath along their bases.
Body silver, darker on back; thin dark lines along scale rows very evident on upper ½ of body; fins dark, spiny dorsal with thin black margin; inside pectoral base dark.
Size: 25 cm.
Habitat: in shallow coastal areas and lagoons.
Depth: 0-30 m?
Southern Baja and the southern Gulf of California to Honduras.
Global Endemism: All species, East Pacific endemic, Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism: All species, TEP endemic, Continental TEP endemic, 3 provinces (Cortez + Mexican + Panamic) endemic, Continent, Continent only
Climate Zone: Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap), Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos), Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
Inshore/Offshore: Inshore, Inshore Only
Water Column Position: Bottom, Bottom only
Habitat: Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove), Soft bottom only, Mud, Sand & gravel, Estuary
FishBase Habitat: Demersal
Habitat and Ecology
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.
Depth range (m): 1 - 4
Temperature range (°C): 21.311 - 21.311
Nitrate (umol/L): 0.144 - 0.144
Salinity (PPS): 34.228 - 34.228
Oxygen (ml/l): 5.074 - 5.074
Phosphate (umol/l): 0.352 - 0.352
Silicate (umol/l): 3.264 - 3.264
Depth range (m): 1 - 4
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Diet: benthic microalgae, mobile benthic worms, mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs), mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves, bony fishes
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eugerres axillaris
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
CITES: Not listed
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
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