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Perciformes  -  Gerreidae  -  Eucinostomus  -  Eucinostomus currani

Eucinostomus currani

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elongated, oval
D: front grey, white & black

preoperculum & bone under eye smooth

pectoral not to A origin


Eucinostomus currani Zahuranec in Yáñez-Arancibia, 1980

Pacific flagfin mojarra,      Spot-fin mojarra,     Flag-fin mojarra

Body an elongate oval (depth 40-45% of SL); lower profile of head distinctively concave; mouth highly extensible, pointing downward when protruded; lower border of preopercle smooth; bone under front of eye with smooth border; teeth inside throat all pointed; dorsal rays IX,10, elevated at front,  2nd  spine less than or equal to distance between tip of snout and rear of eye; anal fin III, 7, 2nd  spine short, < height of tail base; pectoral fin pointed, not reaching to origin of anal fin; tail fin deeply 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;  scales extend before front of eye on top of snout around scaleless groove; lateral-line scales 44- 48.

Overall silvery white; spiny dorsal fin with grey base, white center, wide black tip.

Size: reaches at least 21 cm.

Inhabits sand and mud bottoms of bays and estuaries; also venture as much as 20 Km up rivers.

Depth: 0-30 m?

California to the Gulf of California to northern Peru, the Galapagos and Cocos.

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