mojarra

Definitions:

  • Any of various small, silvery, mainly tropical marine fishes of the family Gerreidae, having a very protrusible mouth.
  • See <internalXref urlencoded="moharra">moharra</internalXref>.
  • Any of certain basslike marine fishes (mostly of tropical seas, and having a deep, compressed body, protracile mouth, and large silvery scales) constituting the family <ex>Gerridæ</ex>, as <spn>Gerres plumieri</spn>, found from Florida to Brazil and used as food. Also, any of numerous other fishes of similar appearance but belonging to other families.
  • A <xref>perciform</xref> <xref>fish</xref> often used as <xref>bait</xref>.
  • small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters
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