Eucinostomus lefroyi

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
GerreidaeEucinostomus lefroyi(Goode)1874Mottled Mojarra

Eucinostomus lefroyi

Unique Characters: Margin of preopercle smooth. Second dorsal-fin spine equal to or shorter than distance between tip of snout and posterior margin of orbit. Body oblong to moderately deep, the depth 2.4-3.3 in standard length (= 30-42% standard length, most less than 37% standard length). Scales on each side of depressed, naked area over premaxillary process extend forward of vertical line from anterior margin of orbit. Pelvic fins colorless. Anal fin with 2 spines, first anal ray branched. Unique dorsal-lateral pigment pattern, 6 wavy dorsal bars variously connected to 8 lateral spots.

Similar Species: None

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