Some call barbel of sea or jumping múgil. It is contained in a group of very resistant species to different saline concentrations, that allows him to alternate between water of sea and inner waters without being in favor conditional of reproduction necessities. They attract the sandy and/or muddy bottoms to him, finding it it in waters of until little but of 100 ms of depth.
It is related with the pejerrey and it keeps similarities as far as his body esbelto, cylindrical with blunt dorsal edge. Two dorsal fins with very little difference of size. Small and robust pectoral fins. Ventral and a anal. Fin of great volume developed good. Nictitantes membranes. It is a robust fish with excellent characteristics of good swimmer.
The color is silverplated with greenish tonalities and darker spots from the back to the central part of flanks decreasing to transforming into white the ventral part. It is possible to observe it in a dispersed habitat that starts off from Florida to the south of the Province of Buenos Aires , where appears in the summer. In the open sea one moves in great shoals of fish, being his almost impossible fishing, since when is in movement, it does not pay attention to him to any class of bait. However in closed places more, or in backwaters of the rivers or lagoons (lagoon of Very small Sea), its fishing in the flotation modality practices successfully. The used equipments are diverse, according to the taste of each fisherman.
Also its fishing in the modality can be tried fly-fishing, using light pack light field equipment with lines of flotation and dry flies. It is a fish is of great sport value, with dowries of fort and capable swimmer, and at the time of the capture one is very combative. Its behavior sometimes disturbs since several units between the buoys without taking place resentment swim, and when it does it shows much gentleness and timidity. In other opportunities one is voracious and determined. The most common weights are of around 1.5 kg , but arriving in some cases at the 3 kg . The river basin of the Salado river, its tie lagoons and the lagoon of attractive and abundant Very small Sea has pesquerías of smooth but.