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Diapterus peruvianus  (Cuvier, 1830)

Peruvian mojarra
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Etymology: Diapterus: Greek, di = two + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 30 m.   Tropical; 32°N - 13°S, 114°W - 75°W

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Eastern Pacific: Mazatlan, Mexico to Callao, Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body diamond-shaped, compressed, and deep (depth contained 1.9 to 2.0 times in standard length); predorsal profile very compressed; mouth strongly protractile; preopercular border serrate; dorsal fin not notched to its base; second anal spine long and stout; body silver or gold with blue iridescent highlights; pelvic and anal fins yellow with dark rays (Ref. 55763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in coastal waters. Juveniles inhabit lagoons of mangrove areas and tidal streams; adults are found over soft bottoms of deeper waters. May enter brackish waters (Ref. 37955). Feeds on benthic invertebrates and fishes. Its flesh is considered of good quality (Ref. 9303). Depth range assumed (RF).

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González-Acosta, A.F., P. Béarez, N. Álvarez-Pliego, J. De La Cruz-Agüero and J.L. Castro-Aguirre, 2007. On the taxonomic status of Diapterus peruvianus (Cuvier, 1830) and reinstatement of Diapterus brevirostris (Sauvage, 1879) (Teleostei: Gerreidae). Cybium 31(3):369-377. (Ref. 75986)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21 - 28.5, mean 25.9 (based on 54 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00756 - 0.02194), b=3.09 (2.95 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.