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striped-mojarra

Striped Mojarra

Diapterus plumieri

Description: Body dark olive above; tan to silvery on side, often with a metallic sheen; conspicuous blackish stripe along center of each scale row, except toward belly; all fins except pectoral fins dusky in large adults; and anal fins sometimes dark orange; pelvic spine and first 2 anal spines pale; dorsal and anal spines long and stout; 3 anal spines

Size: To 30 centimeters (1 foot)

Where Found: Brackish and coastal fresh waters (in limestone regions), grassy areas

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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