| Common names: mojarra (English), mojarra (Espanol), palmito (Espanol) |
Eugerres lineatus (Humboldt in Humboldt & Valenciennes, 1821)
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; 11-12 lower gill rakers; lower border of preopercle serrated; bone under front of eye with serrated border; teeth inside throat all pointed; dorsal fin IX, 10, elevated at front, 2nd spine longer than distance between tip of snout and rear of eye; anal fin III, 8, 2nd anal spine thick, long, a little longer than 2nd dorsal spine; pectoral length ~ equal head length, reaches to tips of pelvics but not to anus; 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 1/2 of body; fins dark, spiny dorsal with thin black margin; inside pectoral base dark.
Size: 26 cm.
Habitat: in shallow coastal areas and lagoons.
Depth: 0-30 m?
Southern Baja and the lower Gulf of California to Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Global Endemism: All species, East Pacific endemic, Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism: All species, TEP endemic, Continent + Island (s), Continent, Island (s)
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: Bentho-Pelagic
Habitat and Ecology
Depth range (m): 1 - 6.5
Depth range (m): 1 - 6.5
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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
Barcode data: Eugerres lineatus
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eugerres lineatus
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
CITES: Not listed
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
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