Gerres simillimus Regan, 1907
photo by BĂ©arez, P.

Family:  Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Max. size:  41 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico (southern Baja and the lower Gulf of California) to Peru, and the Galapagos.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Body color silvery white with about 8 faint dark bars on side, pelvic and anal fins are yellowish; body deep (depth 2.3-2.7 in SL); highly extensible mouth, pointing downward when protruded; lower border of preopercle is smooth, bone under front of eye with smooth border; D IX,10; A II,7; large scales conspicuous and finely rough, covering most of the head and body; 39-44 lateral line scales (Ref. 93032).
Biology:  Inhabits sand bottoms adjacent to reefs and also entering brackish estuaries (Ref. 93032). Feeds on insects (Ref. 93032).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.02.13
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.02.13

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