Mottled Mojarra (Ulaema lefroyi)

Also known as Grass Shad, Florida Mojarra, Longbone Shad, Long-finned Silverbiddy, Pursemouth, Shad, Silver Perch, Silverbelly, Silverbiddy, Silverfish

Description

Also known as Grass Shad, Florida Mojarra, Longbone Shad, Long-finned Silverbiddy, Pursemouth, Shad, Silver Perch, Silverbelly, Silverbiddy, Silverfish.

Found singly or in small schools over shallow open sandy shorelines.
They feed on insects and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 23cm
Depth - 0-45m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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/Ulaema-lefroyi

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