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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gerreidae Mojarras

Genus: Gerres

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Max. Length 16.9 cm SL

 
Gerres akazakii
[Japanese tenspined silver-biddy]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17.8 cm TL
Gerres baconensis (Evermann & Seale, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Gerres baconensis
[Scaly snouted silver-biddy]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Gerres chrysops Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 1999

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Gerres chrysops
[Gold sheen silver-biddy]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Gerres cinereus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Gerres cinereus
[Yellow fin mojarra]



Asia
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Gerres decacanthus (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gerres decacanthus
[Small Chinese silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.4 cm SL

 
Gerres equulus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gerres erythrourus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Gerres erythrourus
[Deep-bodied mojarra]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Gerres filamentosus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gerres filamentosus
[Whipfin silver-biddy]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Gerres infasciatus Iwatsuki & Kimura, 1998

Photo by Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Gerres infasciatus
[Nonbanded whipfin mojarra]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Gerres japonicus Bleeker, 1854

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Gerres japonicus
[Japanese silver-biddy]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Gerres limbatus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gerres limbatus
[Saddleback silver-biddy]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL
Gerres longirostris (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Moosleitner, H.
 
Gerres longirostris
[Strongspine silver-biddy]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gerres macracanthus Bleeker, 1854

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gerres macracanthus
[Longspine silverbiddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Gerres maldivensis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gerres methueni Regan, 1920

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Gerres methueni
[Striped silver biddy]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Gerres microphthalmus Iwatsuki, Kimura & Yoshino, 2002

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Gerres microphthalmus
[Small-eyed whipfin mojarra]
No picture found


 
Gerres mozambiquensis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Gerres nigri Günther, 1859

Photo by Photo by Modder, T.
 
Gerres nigri
[Guinean striped mojarra]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Gerres oblongus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gerres oblongus
[Slender silver-biddy]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gerres oyena (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Gerres oyena
[Common silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Gerres phaiya
[Strong spined silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Gerres ryukyuensis
[Ryukyu banded silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Gerres septemfasciatus
[Seven-banded silver biddy]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Gerres setifer (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Gerres setifer
[Small Bengal silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Gerres shima
[Banded silver-biddy]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Gerres silaceus
[Malayan silver-biddy]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Gerres simillimus Regan, 1907

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Gerres simillimus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Gerres subfasciatus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Gerres subfasciatus
[Common silver belly]



28 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gerres akazakii Japanese tenspined silver-biddy Northwest Pacific 16.9 SL 2007
Gerres baconensis Scaly snouted silver-biddy Western Pacific 17.8 TL 1907
Gerres chrysops Gold sheen silver-biddy Western Pacific 8.3 SL 1999
Gerres cinereus Yellow fin mojarra Western Atlantic 41 TL 1792
Gerres decacanthus Small Chinese silver-biddy Asia 9.1 SL 1864
Gerres equulus Northwest Pacific 22.4 SL 1844
Gerres erythrourus Deep-bodied mojarra Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1791
Gerres filamentosus Whipfin silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 39 TL 1829
Gerres infasciatus Nonbanded whipfin mojarra Indo-West Pacific 15.3 SL 1998
Gerres japonicus Japanese silver-biddy Western Pacific 20 SL 1854
Gerres limbatus Saddleback silver-biddy Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1830
Gerres longirostris Strongspine silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 44.5 TL 1801
Gerres macracanthus Longspine silverbiddy Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1854
Gerres maldivensis Western Indian Ocean 6.5 SL 1902
Gerres methueni Striped silver biddy Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1920
Gerres microphthalmus Small-eyed whipfin mojarra Northwest Pacific 12 SL 2002
Gerres mozambiquensis Africa 2007
Gerres nigri Guinean striped mojarra Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1859
Gerres oblongus Slender silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1830
Gerres oyena Common silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1775
Gerres phaiya Strong spined silver-biddy Western Indian Ocean 13.7 SL 2001
Gerres ryukyuensis Ryukyu banded silver-biddy Northwest Pacific 14.4 SL 2007
Gerres septemfasciatus Seven-banded silver biddy Northwest Pacific 9.3 SL 2009
Gerres setifer Small Bengal silver-biddy Indian Ocean 15 SL 1822
Gerres shima Banded silver-biddy Indo-Pacific 11.8 SL 2007
Gerres silaceus Malayan silver-biddy Western Pacific 10.7 SL 2001
Gerres simillimus Eastern Pacific 41 TL 1907
Gerres subfasciatus Common silver belly Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1830



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