Deep-bodied Mojarra (Gerres erythrourus)

Also known as Deepbody Mojarra, Deepbody Silverbiddy, Deep-bodied Silverbiddy, Pursemouth, Short Silverbelly, Short Silverbiddy, Silverbelly, Silverbiddy

Description

Also known as Deepbody Mojarra, Deepbody Silverbiddy, Deep-bodied Silverbiddy, Pursemouth, Short Silverbelly, Short Silverbiddy, Silverbelly, Silverbiddy.

Found in schools over sandy bottoms of estuaries and coastal lagoons.
They feed on bivalves, crustaceans, fish, worms and zooplankton.
Juveniles feed on zooplankton.
Pattern varies.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 0-40m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Deep bodied fish with huge expandable mouths usually found over sand swimming slowly in a stop start motion while searching for small invertebrates. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5800

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