Family Atherinopsidae - Neotropical silversides
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Actinopterygii
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Genera : 13 | Species : 109 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
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Peripheral/diadromous
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Distribution: Neotropical silversides are distributed in freshwater and marine temperate waters of North America, in freshwater and marine tropical and subtropical waters of Central America, and in South America present only in temperate freshwaters yet in all marine (tropical, subtropical, and temperate) waters. These silversides are distinguished by a combination of the following external characters: two widely separated dorsal fins, the first with flexible spines and the second with one spine followed by soft rays; anal fin with one spine followed by soft rays; pectoral fins high on body; mouth small and terminal or subterminal; upper jaw with or without protusion, premaxilla expanded distally; two dashed lateral lines, the upper one dorsal to the lateral band ending before the anal-fin origin and the lower one along ventral part of abdominal region and laterally from mid-anal fin to end of caudal peduncle; broad silvery lateral band (black in preserved specimens); pelvic fins abdominal; scales relatively large (usually 31-50 in lateral series), or small (over 100), cycloid (some species crenate); vertebrae 35-60. Reported maximum length 52 cm SL for Odontesthes bonariensis and smallest is Menidia colei (4.2 cm SL). Most species are marine. However, there are about 50 species confined to freshwater and others that enter estuaries to spawn or as young. Feed on zooplankton, insects, small fishes and sometimes snails. Some species of Chirostoma and Odontesthes are of economic importance, either for sport fishing, artisanal fisheries or aquaculture.
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nonguarders
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Ovalentaria | Atherinomorphae | Atheriniformes | Atherinopsidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Atherinopsidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Atherinopsinae
acceptedseniororiginal1
Atherina storeri Ayres, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal1
Atherinopsis sonorae Osburn & Nichols, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal1
Atherinops affinis (Ayres, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Atherinops insularum Gilbert, 1891
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Atherinops oregonia Jordan & Snyder, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Pisciregia archaeus (Cope, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Basilichthys australis Eigenmann, 1928
acceptedseniororiginal1
Leuresthes tenuis (Ayres, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Leuresthes crameri Jordan & Evermann, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
Leuresthes sardina (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina sardina Jenkins & Evermann, 1889
synonymseniororiginal1
Menidia clara Evermann & Jenkins, 1891
synonymjuniororiginal1
Leuresthes clara (Evermann & Jenkins, 1891)
synonymjuniornew
Odontesthes perugiae Evermann & Kendall, 1906
acceptedseniororiginal1
Kronia perugiae (Evermann & Kendall, 1906)
synonymseniornew
! Odontesthes perugiai Evermann & Kendall, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
Basilichthys microather Marrero y Galindez, 1950
synonymotheroriginal2
Odontesthes regia (Humboldt, 1821)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina regia Humboldt, 1821
synonymseniororiginal1
Austromenidia regia (Humbolft, 1821)
synonymseniornew
Atherina laticlavia Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal1
Austromenidia laticlava (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymjuniornew
Chirostoma affine Steindachner, 1898
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cauque regillus (Abbott, 1899)
synonymjuniornew
Odontesthes regillus (Abbott, 1899)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odontesthes argentinensis (Valenciennes, 1835)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina argentinensis Valenciennes, 1835
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Atherina lessonii Valenciennes, 1835
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
! Atherina lessoni Valenciennes, 1835
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Pseudothyrina iheringi Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odontesthes jheringi (Miranda Ribeiro, 1915)
synonymjuniornew
Pseudothyrina jheringi Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
synonymjuniororiginal
Kronia iguapensis Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odontesthes iguapensis (Miranda Ribeiro, 1915)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal
Menidia thomasii Meinken, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal1
Kronia alba de Buen, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal1
Kronia rex de Buen, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odontesthes bonariensis (Valenciennes, 1835)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina bonariensis Valenciennes, 1835
synonymseniororiginal1
Basilichthys bonariensis (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymseniornew
Menidia bonariensis (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymseniornew
! Odonthestes bonariensis (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymseniornew
Atherina lichtensteinii Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Basilichthys puntanus Lahille, 1929
synonymjuniororiginal
Odontesthes incisa (Jenyns, 1841)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina incisa Jenyns, 1841
synonymseniororiginal1
Austroatherina incisa (Jenyns, 1841)
synonymseniornew
Austromenidia incisa (Jenyns, 1841)
synonymseniornew
Sorgentinia incisa (Jenyns, 1841)
synonymseniornew
Tupa incisa (Jenyns, 1841)
synonymseniornew
Menidia uruguayensis Devincenzi, 1924
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odontesthes nigricans (Richardson, 1848)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina nigricans Richardson, 1848
synonymseniororiginal1
Austroatherina nigricans (Richardson, 1848)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
ambiguousquestionablechange in rank
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odontesthes brevianalis (Günther, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Odontesthes debueni Fischer, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Yaci platensis (Berg, 1895)
synonymseniornew
Odontesthes mauleanum (Steindachner, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Chirostoma mauleanum Steindachner, 1896
synonymseniororiginal1
Cauque mauleanum (Steindachner, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Patagonina mauleana (Steindachner, 1896)
synonymseniornew
! Patagonia mauleana (Steindachner, 1896)
synonymseniornew
Chirostoma itatanum Steindachner, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cauque molinae Fowler, 1940
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odontesthes gracilis (Steindachner, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Chirostoma gracile Steindachner, 1898
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinichthys gracilis (Steindachner, 1898)
synonymseniornew
Austromenidia gracilis (Steindachner, 1898)
synonymseniornew
Basilichthys gracilis (Steindachner, 1898)
synonymseniornew
Odontesthes hatcheri (Eigenmann, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
Menidia hatcheri Eigenmann, 1909
synonymseniororiginal1
Austroatherina hatcheri (Eigenmann, 1909)
synonymseniornew
Patagonina hatcheri (Eigenmann, 1909)
synonymseniornew
Basilichthys cuyanus Burmeister, 1861
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Basilichthys andinus Lahille, 1929
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Odontesthes wiebrichi (Eigenmann, 1928)
acceptedseniornew
Cauque wiebrichi Eigenmann, 1928
synonymseniororiginal2
Odontesthes smitti (Lahille, 1929)
acceptedseniornew
Basilichthys smitti Lahille, 1929
synonymseniororiginal1
Sorgentinia smitti (Lahille, 1929)
synonymseniornew
Atherina jacksoniana Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
synonymjuniororiginal1
Menidia patagoniensis Eigenmann, 1909
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Odontesthes humensis de Buen, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal1
Odontesthes guazu de Buen, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Odontesthes guaza de Buen, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
Odontesthes retropinnis (de Buen, 1953)
acceptedseniornew
Yaci retropinnis de Buen, 1953
synonymseniororiginal1
Odontesthes mirinensis Bemvenuti, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal1
Odontesthes bicudo Malabarba & Dyer, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Odontesthes ledae Malabarba & Dyer, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Odontesthes piquava Malabarba & Dyer, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Colpichthys regis (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)
acceptedseniornew
Atherinops regis Jenkins & Evermann, 1889
synonymseniororiginal1
Colpichthys hubbsi Crabtree, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal1
Menidiinae
Menidia menidia (Linnaeus, 1766)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina menidia Linnaeus, 1766
ambiguousseniororiginal1
! Menida menida (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
Atherina notata Mitchill, 1815
synonymjuniororiginal1
Menidia notata (Mitchill, 1815)
synonymjuniornew
Atherina viridescens Mitchill, 1815
synonymjuniororiginal1
Atherina boscii Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal1
Menidia dentex Goode & Bean, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal2
Phoxargyrea dayi Fowler, 1903
synonymjuniororiginal1
Menidia beryllina (Cope, 1867)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Menidia audens Hay, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Menidia peninsulae (Goode & Bean, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
Chirostoma peninsulae Goode & Bean, 1879
synonymseniororiginal1
Menidia conchorum Hildebrand & Ginsburg, 1927
acceptedseniororiginal1
Menidia colei Hubbs, 1936
acceptedseniororiginal1
Menidia extensa Hubbs & Raney, 1946
acceptedseniororiginal1
Menidia clarkhubbsi Echelle & Mosier, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal1
Membras martinica (Valenciennes, 1835)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina martinica Valenciennes, 1835
synonymseniororiginal1
Membras vagrans (Goode & Bean, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
Chirostoma vagrans Goode & Bean, 1879
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Membras laciniata (Swain, 1883)
synonymjuniornew
Membras gilberti (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Menidia gilberti Jordan & Bollman, 1890
synonymseniororiginal1
Membras analis (Schultz, 1948)
acceptedseniornew
Adenops analis Schultz, 1948
synonymseniororiginal1
Membras argentea (Schultz, 1948)
acceptedseniornew
Adenops argenteus Schultz, 1948
synonymseniororiginal1
Membras dissimilis (Carvalho, 1956)
acceptedseniornew
Adenops dissimilis Carvalho, 1956
synonymseniororiginal1
Chirostoma humboldtianum (Valenciennes, 1835)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina humboldtiana Valenciennes, 1835
synonymseniororiginal1
! Chirostoma humbolditianum (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymseniornew
! Chirostoma humboldtiana (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymseniornew
! Chirostoma humboltianum (Valenciennes, 1835)
synonymseniornew
Atherina vomerina Valenciennes, 1835
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chirostoma regani Jordan & Hubbs, 1919
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chirostoma ocampoi Álvarez, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chirostoma estor Jordan, 1880
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
Atherinichthys albus Steindachner, 1894
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chirostoma grandocule (Steindachner, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
Atherinichthys grandoculis Steindachner, 1894
synonymseniororiginal1
Chirostoma jordani Woolman, 1894
acceptedseniororiginal1
Atherinichthys brevis Steindachner, 1894
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Poblana hidalgoi Álvarez, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chirostoma bartoni Jordan & Evermann, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma arge (Jordan & Snyder, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Eslopsarum arge Jordan & Snyder, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
Chirostoma chapalae Jordan & Snyder, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma promelas Jordan & Snyder, 1899
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma lucius Boulenger, 1900
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma crystallinum Jordan & Snyder, 1899
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Chirostoma ocotlane Jordan & Snyder, 1899
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Chirostoma sphyraena Boulenger, 1900
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma diazi Jordan & Snyder, 1899
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Chirostoma lermae Jordan & Snyder, 1899
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
Chirostoma samani Terron, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
Chirostoma consocium Jordan & Hubbs, 1919
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma consocium consocium Jordan & Hubbs, 1919
synonymseniorchange in rank
Chirostoma compressum de Buen, 1940
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Chirostoma charari (de Buen, 1945)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Chirostoma copandaro de Buen, 1945
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
Chirostoma melanoccus Álvarez, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma reseratum Álvarez, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
Chirostoma riojai Solórzano & López, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma aculeatum Barbour, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chirostoma contrerasi Barbour, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella panamensis Steindachner, 1875
acceptedseniororiginal1
Atherinella brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina brasiliensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
synonymseniororiginal1
Xenomelaniris brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
synonymseniornew
Atherinella guatemalensis (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella pachylepis (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Melaniris pachylepis (Günther, 1864)
synonymseniornew
Atherinella eriarcha Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
acceptedseniororiginal1
Eurystole eriarcha (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
synonymseniornew
Atherinella crystallina (Jordan & Culver, 1895)
acceptedseniornew
Thyrina crystallina Jordan & Culver, 1895
synonymseniororiginal1
Thyrina evermanni Jordan & Culver, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal1
Atherinella evermanni (Jordan & Culver, 1895)
synonymjuniornew
Atherinella balsana (Meek, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Atherinella balsanus (Meek, 1902)
synonymseniornew
Atherinella sallei (Regan, 1903)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Archomenidia sallei (Regan, 1903)
synonymseniornew
Archomenidia bolivari Álvarez & Carranza, 1952
synonymjuniororiginal1
Atherinella lisa (Meek, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Menidia lisa Meek, 1904
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella meeki (Miller, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
Thyrina meeki Miller, 1907
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella sardina (Meek, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella chagresi (Meek & Hildebrand, 1914)
acceptedseniornew
Menidia chagresi Meek & Hildebrand, 1914
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Atherinella columbiensis (Hubbs, 1920)
synonymseniornew
Atherinella venezuelae (Eigenmann, 1920)
acceptedseniornew
Menidia venezuelae Eigenmann, 1920
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella beani (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)
acceptedseniornew
Kirtlandia beani Meek & Hildebrand, 1923
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella starksi (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)
acceptedseniornew
Menidia starksi Meek & Hildebrand, 1923
synonymseniororiginal1
Coleotropis starksi (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)
synonymseniornew
Atherinella guija (Hildebrand, 1925)
acceptedseniornew
Thyrina guija Hildebrand, 1925
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella nepenthe (Myers & Wade, 1942)
acceptedseniornew
Nectarges nepenthe Myers & Wade, 1942
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella nesiotes (Myers & Wade, 1942)
acceptedseniornew
Nectarges nesiotes Myers & Wade, 1942
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella nocturna (Myers & Wade, 1942)
acceptedseniornew
Nectarges nocturnus Myers & Wade, 1942
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella pallida (Fowler, 1944)
acceptedseniornew
Melaniris pallida Fowler, 1944
synonymseniororiginal1
Eurystole pallida (Fowler, 1944)
synonymseniornew
Atherinella blackburni (Schultz, 1949)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella robbersi (Fowler, 1950)
acceptedseniornew
Adenops robbersi Fowler, 1950
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella schultzi (Álvarez & Carranza, 1952)
acceptedseniornew
Xenatherina schultzi Álvarez & Carranza, 1952
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella alvarezi (Díaz-Pardo, 1972)
acceptedseniornew
Thyrinops alvarezi Díaz-Pardo, 1972
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella hubbsi (Bussing, 1979)
acceptedseniornew
Melaniris hubbsi Bussing, 1979
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella jiloaensis (Bussing, 1979)
acceptedseniornew
Melaniris jiloaensis Bussing, 1979
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella milleri (Bussing, 1979)
acceptedseniornew
Melaniris milleri Bussing, 1979
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella marvelae (Chernoff & Miller, 1982)
acceptedseniornew
Archomenidia marvelae Chernoff & Miller, 1982
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella ammophila Chernoff & Miller, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Atherinella argentea Chernoff, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Atherinella callida Chernoff, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Atherinella elegans Chernoff, 1986
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Atherinella serrivomer Chernoff, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Melanorhinus boekei Metzelaar, 1919
acceptedseniororiginal1
Mugilops marinus Meek & Hildebrand, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Atherina microps Poey, 1860
synonymseniororiginal1
Melanorhinus cyanellus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)
acceptedseniornew
Mugilops cyanellus Meek & Hildebrand, 1923
synonymseniororiginal1
Poblana alchichica de Buen, 1945
acceptedseniororiginal1
Poblana letholepis Álvarez, 1950
acceptedseniororiginal1
Poblana squamata Álvarez, 1950
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Poblana ferdebueni Solórzano & López, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal1
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