A small, typically silvery fish that lives in shallow coastal and brackish waters of tropical America.
- Family Gerreidae: several genera and numerous species
- The men reminisced about hearing the bell while night-fishing for mojarra and boneless quishele to sell in the market.
- Flagfin mojarra has a dark marking on the dorsal fin with a white stripe just below the dark marking.
- Striped mojarra live in shallow coastal waters and occasionally travel quite a distance into freshwater.
Mid 19th century: from American Spanish.
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