Deep-Bodied Mojarra ( Gerres erythrourus )

Deep-Bodied Mojarra

Latab caught on Mactan Island

Common Name: Silvery Biddy, Mojarra, Bream

Local Name: Malakapas (Tagalog), Latab (Cebuano)

Max Size:  30 cm

Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Reef-Associated, Oceanodromous,  Endemic

Depth: 1 – 40m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size LimitNone

This is a relatively small species of fish that can be caught and hook and line as well as used as a good bait for fishing for larger game fish.  These fish often school around the shoreline and reefs.   You need relatively small hooks to catch this fish as they do have small mouths.  The fish in the picture above was caught on a small shrimp.

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Posted on June 1, 2013, in Bream (Bakoko). Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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