Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Chiefly marine. In brackish water occasionally; rare in freshwater. Distribution: most tropical seas. Very protractile mouth. Head scaly but with smooth upper surface. Dorsal and anal fins with a sheath of scales along base. Gill membranes not united to isthmus. Deeply forked tail.
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:1,051Public Records:372
Specimens with Sequences:847Public Species:25
Specimens with Barcodes:840Public BINs:35
Species:51         
Species With Barcodes:47         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Gerreidae

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Mojarra

The mojarras are a family, Gerreidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Mojarras are a common prey and bait fish in many parts of the Caribbean, including the South American coast and Caribbean islands. These species tend to be difficult to identify in the field and often require microscopic examination. Most species exhibit a schooling behavior and tend to exploit the shallow water refugia associated with coastal areas presumably to avoid large-bodied predators, such as the lemon shark. [1]

Mojarra is also commonly used in Latin American countries as a name for various species of the cichlid family, including tilapia.

Genera[edit]

The seven genera currently assigned to this family are:[2][3]

Timeline[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bright, Michael (2000). The private life of sharks : the truth behind the myth. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-2875-7. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2014). "Gerreidae" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  3. ^ a b Vergara-Solana, F.J., García-Rodriguez, F.J., Tavera, J.J., De Luna, E. & De La Cruz-Agüero, J. (2014): Molecular and morphometric systematics of Diapterus (Perciformes, Gerreidae). Zoologica Scripta, Article first published online: 7 APR 2014.
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Silver biddy

Silver biddies (singular: silver biddy), also spelled silver-biddies, is the name used to refer to bony fishes belonging to the Gerreidae family in the order Perciformes. They are also known as Jerki (Sin) or Mudro (Bal). In French, silver biddies are known as blanches, and called mojarras in Spanish.[1]

Fishes in the Gerreidae family that include "silver biddy" in their common names include: [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Gerreidae, Bony Fishes, ftp.fao.org
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