Longfin mojarra

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Longfin mojarra
Pentaprion longimanus Ford 52.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gerreidae
Genus: Pentaprion
Bleeker, 1850
Species: P. longimanus
Binomial name
Pentaprion longimanus
(Cantor, 1849)
  • Equula longimanus Cantor, 1849
  • Equula longimana Cantor, 1849

The longfin mojarra, Pentaprion longimanus, is a species of mojarra native to the coastal waters of the Indian Ocean from India to the western Pacific. This species grows to 15 cm (5.9 in) in total length, though most do not exceed 10 cm (3.9 in). This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries, usually being made into fish meal or feed for ducks. It is the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pentaprion longimanus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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