from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several species of small, silvery, mainly tropical American marine fishes of the family Gerridae, having extremely protrusile mouths.
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- n. A perciform fish often used as bait.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any of certain basslike marine fishes (mostly of tropical seas, and having a deep, compressed body, protracile mouth, and large silvery scales) constituting the family Gerridæ, as Gerres plumieri, found from Florida to Brazil and used as food. Also, any of numerous other fishes of similar appearance but belonging to other families.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See moharra.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters
I wouldn't want to niggle or carp, but mojarra is also fished in Lake Chapala and eaten.
The word mojarra has been translated as many things, from bluegill to sunfish, so it is no wonder that several kinds of freshwater fish in the market are likely to be dubbed "mojarra" for lack of another name.
The most relevant example of the introduction of a fish in the Venezuelan llanos is the "mojarra" (Caquetaia kraussii), a native species to other parts of Venezuela that was introduced in the flooded savannas and is now a dominant species in the area.
Once you reach Marilú, you'll feel you're in the tropics, with signs offering fresh fish (mojarra) and cold coconut milk.
Important fish species found in Bahamian mangroves are snappers, grunts, parrotfishes, and mojarra, Nassau grouper, Bonefishbonefish, tarpon and barracuda a very important economically as a sport fishery.
Imported species of bass and tilapia thrive alongside the native mojarra.
Mojarra: tilapia, of which there are twelve different species in Mexico, including the tilapia zillii; the eucinostomus genus, which includes flagfin mojarra; and the diapterus, commonly known as rhomboid mojarra.
I get it... whether or not the flagfin mojarra lives in a remote and cut off blue hole matters very little in the scheme of 2008.
BTW, here's a few to add to your list mojarra = perch bagre = catfish charales = what we would call smelts although I don't believe they're actually the same fish.
Other marine species prominent in Tabasco's culinary repertoire are mojarra, cazón (baby shark), róbalo (snook) and a variety of shellfish, including shrimp and oysters.