Diapterus auratus

Diapterus auratus
Irish Mojarra – Diapterus auratus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
GerreidaeDiapterus auratusRanzani1842Irish Pompano

Diapterus auratus

Unique Characters: Margin of preopercle serrated. Second dorsal-fin spine longer than distance between tip of snout and posterior margin of orbit. Preorbital bone smooth. Sides of body without black longitudinal stripes. Second anal-fin spine shorter than anal-fin base. Fin spines not greatly thickened. All pharyngeal teeth pointed.

Similar Species: Striped Mojarra Eugerres plumieri. Margin of preopercle serrated. Second dorsal-fin spine longer than distance between tip of snout and posterior margin of orbit. Preorbital bone serrated except in very young. Sides of body with black longitudinal stripes. Second anal-fin spine longer than anal-fin base. Fin spines thickened. Pharyngeal teeth large and molar-like posteriorly.

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