The mountain mullet Dajaus monticola is a freshwater fish of the family Mugilidae in the Mugiliformes order. Spanish names are dajao and trucha de tierra caliente. It is considered threatened in Costa Rica. It is found from sea level up to m in altitude in the rivers of the Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge.
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Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total : 5; Dorsal soft rays total : 8; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 9. Adults live in freshwater rivers and streams. Young are encountered occasionally in brackish waters.
This is the only mullet that ascends far inland and spends all its adult life in freshwater Ref. Tend to be few and solitary in upper streams, but form uneven schools in larger streams at lower elevations Ref.
Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive Ref. Usually spawn during the rainy season Ref. Caught and consumed by local populations in some parts of central America. Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Spawning period coincides with the rainy season in some areas where it occurs Ref.
Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K. Carpenter and V. Niem eds. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. FAO, Rome. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.
Estimates based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Trophic Level Ref. Resilience Ref. Vulnerability Ref. Price category Ref. Common name e. Gadus morhua. Agonostomus monticola Bancroft , Mountain mullet. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Marine; freshwater; brackish; pelagic-neritic; catadromous Ref. Maturity: L m Dorsal spines total : 5; Dorsal soft rays total : 8; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 9.
Inhabits pools and runs of small to medium rivers Ref. Spawning period coincides with the rainy season in some areas where it occurs Ref. Harrison, I. CMS Ref. FAO fisheries: production ; publication : search FishSource. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Preferred temperature Ref.
Entered by Luna, Susan M. Fish Forum. Sign our Guest Book. Back to Search. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Jamaica Bancroft , pp. Miller regards A. Coloration : Ground color brownish black above, scales with dark outlines. Larger individuals with silver lateral band about scale rows 5 and 6 below first dorsal fin. Scales above approximately the third row from bottom on sides with golden coloration; ventral surface below this plain white.
Species: Agonostomus monticola, Mountain mullet
We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. Reproduction and feeding were studied in mountain mullet, Agonostomus monticola , in northeast Trinidad during the period January to September Macroscopic and microscopic examination of the gonads indicated a single, distinct reproductive season from June to October during the wet season.