Mojarras

Mojarras (Gerreidae)

Mojarras

Selection

Catch fish using nets, spear, hook and line, or traps. Be mindful of ciguatera toxin and check the news of a possible outbreak in the area.

Storage

Keep fish chilled in a cooler or refrigerator. Can be frozen for longer storage.

Preparation

  • Wash fish well before use.
  • Remove the guts with a knife.

Photo Source

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Mojarras

Mojarres are bony fishes that have large scales with smooth edges (Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, Guam Department of Agriculture; Myers, 1999).

Traditional Names
  • Chamorro – guåguas
  • Marshallese – ilmok
  • Samoan – matu
  • Yapese – yengaange