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Eucinostomus currani Yáñez-Aranciba, 1980
PACIFIC FLAGFIN MOJARRA
Spot-fin mojarra

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Eucinostomus currani
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Eucinostomus currani

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Eucinostomus currani
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Eucinostomus currani
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Overview
Main identification features
  • elongated, oval
  • d: front grey, white and black
  • pectoral not to anal fin origin
Body an elongate oval; dorsal rays IX,10; anal rays III,7; lateral-line scales 44- 48; margin of bone under eye and of preopercle smooth; body depth 2.4- 2.5 in standard length; pectoral fins not reaching to origin of anal fin.

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.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California); Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap); Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos); Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo); South Temperate (Peruvian Province ).
Depth Range Max: 30 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; mobile benthic worms.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=33; Southern limit=-11; Western limit=-118; Eastern limit=-77; Latitudinal range=44; Longitudinal range=41.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Estuary; Mud; Sand & gravel; Soft bottom (mud, sand,gravel, beach, estuary & mangrove); Soft bottom only; Mangrove; Freshwater.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 21 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s); Continent; Continent + Island (s); TEP endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Brackish; Freshwater; Marine.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
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  • Castro-Aguirre, J.L., 1999., Ictiofauna estuarino-lagunar y vicaria de México., Editorial Limusa S.A. de C.V.: 1-629pp.
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  • Ramírez Rodríguez, M., 1997., Producción pesquera en la Bahía de La Paz, B.C.S.. En Urbán Ramírez, J. y M. Ramírez Rodríguez (Eds.). La Bahía de La Paz investigación y conservación., Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur:273-282.
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