|Coastal shiner, Notropis petersoni. Life list fish #150. Rank: Species|
|Slender mojarra, Eucinostomus jonesii. Lifelist fish #156. Rank: species.|
In front of a culvert in a mangrove lined river one morning, right near a boat launch we were using a lot, I caught two mojarras on small midge patterns. Mojarras are a notably difficult bunch of fishes to identify. A variety of factors, chief among them the profile of the top of its head in comparison to the other possible mojarra species, lead me to conclude that the first was a slender mojarra.
The second mojarra was much easier to identify, thanks to Leo Sheng for pointing out to me that no other mojarra has, as he put it, "the weird extra meat at the beginning of the dorsal fin".
|Striped mojarra, Eugerres plumieri. Life list fish #157. Rank: species.|
|Crested goby, Lophogobius cyprinoides. Life list fish #158. Rank: species.|
So, that fills in some gaps. And creates some gaps, as you may have noticed if you were counting. But have no fear, we will get there eventually.
Until next time,
Fish for the love of fish.
Fish for the love of places fish live.
Fish for you.
And stay safe and healthy.
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