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n. pl. mojarra or mo·jar·ras
Any of various small, silvery, mainly tropical marine fishes of the family Gerreidae, having a very protrusible mouth.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, knife, a species of sea bream (Diplodus vulgaris), from Arabic muḥarrab, pointed, from ḥarraba, to sharpen, point, from ḥarba, lance, spear; see x̣rb in Semitic roots.]


(Animals) a tropical American sea fish that belongs to the genus Gerreidae
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mojarra - small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal watersmojarra - small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Gerres cinereus, yellowfin mojarra - popular panfish from Bermuda and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil
Eucinostomus gula, silver jenny - silvery mojarra found along sandy shores of the western Atlantic
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A systematic revision of the gerreid fishes referred to the genus Eucinostomus with a discussion of their distribution and speciation (Ph.D.
In fact, nearly 83% of the demersal fishes (flaunders, gerreid and scienid spp.) found in the SSC, fed upon tubicolous crustaceans, penaeid shrimps and sub-surface polychaetes (Soares et al., 2008) and predation was considered to be the mandatory factor for structuring benthic assemblages in these occasions (Muniz & Pires-Vanin, 2000).
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