MOJARRAS
GERRIDAE
Bigeye Mojarra
Eucinostomus havana
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
S, M, Man 19 Mol, Cru, Wor Sh/ I F
 
 
Note:
The species in the genus Eucinostomus are extremely similar and can be difficult to distinguish visually.

Description
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Large eye extends from upper lip to nape.  Bright silver, occasionally with 6 faint bars on back. Front of spinous dorsal fin has black tip.


Ecology
A demersal species occuring in brackish to marine waters, usually shallower than 10m (30ft), usually over vegetated sand ground and mud bottoms in mangrove-lined tidal creeks and tide pools. It may form feeding aggregations, most likely on small benthic invertebrates.
Bigeye Mojarra
Bigeye Mojarra
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