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Gerres simillimus  Regan, 1907

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gerreidae (Mojarras)
Etymology: Gerres: Latin, gerres = a kind of anchovies; cited by Plinius.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 93032).   Tropical

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Eastern Pacific: Mexico (southern Baja and the lower Gulf of California) to Peru, and the Galapagos.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93032)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 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     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand bottoms adjacent to reefs and also entering brackish estuaries (Ref. 93032). Feeds on insects (Ref. 93032).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Woodland, David J. | Collaborators

Robertson, D.R., 2013. Shorefishes or the tropical eastern Pacific online information system: Fishes. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/sftep/taxon.php [Accessed 25/02/2013]. (Ref. 93032)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.3 - 29, mean 26.4 (based on 231 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00696 - 0.02076), b=3.02 (2.87 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .