Looking for food
Diapterus mexicanus looking for food in the soft bottom of Laguna de Miramar [Chiapas]. Photo by Manuel Salazar González. (27-Mar-2014). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas




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Diapterus mexicanus (Steindachner, 1863)

Mexican mojarra; Mojarra blanca; Mojarra mexicana; White mojarra.

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Original description as Gerres mexicanus:

  • Steindachner, Franz. 1863. "Ueber eine neue Gerres-Art aus Mexiko". Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. v. 13, pp. 383-384 (ffm00465)

Conservation: Diapterus mexicanus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2009).