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Spotfin Mojarra (Eucinostomus argenteus)

The Spotfin Mojarra or Eucinostomus argenteus is a small saltwater fish that is found in the Atlantic Ocean near the shore. This fish is oblong with a silver compressed body that can grow to about 8" in length. The Spotfin Mojarra has a spinous dorsal fin that has black spots with three anal fin spines. They have jaws that are pointing downward which allows them to feed off the bottom.  Also known as the Silver Mojarra these fish are often found in schools and spawn in the warmer months of the year.

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1 comment:

Rick said...

Very common in brackish water in Belize. They will take any sort of cut bait on the bottom, and the small ones will often 'peck' at a bait until it is gone. Bony but edible.

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