MOJARRAS
GERRIDAE
Mottled Mojarra
Eucinostomus lefroyi
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
S 23 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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Bright silver body, sometimes displaying dusky nars or mottling on back. Dusky round/ rectangular spot on central upper iris. Foredorsal fin sometimes dusky and/ or darkish borders. Only Mojarra with 2 anal spines (others have 3).


Ecology
Inhabit shallow sandy shorelines (to 7m/ 20ft), occasionally tidal bays. Adults prefer sandy, high energy shores and inlets, but young are more widespread. Hover just below surf line.  It feeds on polychaetes, copepods, barnacles and insects
Mottled Mojarra
(C) Louis Johnson
Mottled Mojarra
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Mottled Mojarra