Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Gerreidae > Eucinostomus > Eucinostomus melanopterus

Eucinostomus melanopterus (Flagfin mojarra; Butterfish)

Synonyms: Eucinostomis melanopter; Eucynostomus melanopterus; Gerres bilobus; Gerres melanopterus
Language: Creole, Portuguese; Danish; Fon Gbe; Fon GBE; Fon Gbe; French; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Portuguese; Spanish; Susu; Unknown; Wayuu; Wolof


Migration [1]  Amphidromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Elops lacerta (Atlantic ladyfish)[2]


Parasitized by 
Prodistomum chloroscombri[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Rotterdam Zoo


Africa-Inland Waters; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Buba; Cameroon; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Casamance River; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and Florida, USA to Brazil; not found in the Bahamas (Ref. 7251).; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopian; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Liberia; Mauritania; Mexico; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Saloum; Sanaga; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Ébrié Lagoon;

External References



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1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Comparative analysis of trophic structure and interactions of two tropical lagoons, M.C. Villanueva, P. Lalèyè, J.-J. Albaret, R. Laë, L. Tito de Morais and J. Moreau, Ecological Modelling, Vol. 197, Issues 3-4 , 25 August 2006, P. 461-477
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London