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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae Neotropical silversides
Subfamily: Menidiinae
Genus: Melanorhinus

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3 species (see list below)

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Western Central Atlantic

 
Melanorhinus boekei
[St. Maarten pejerry]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Melanorhinus cyanellus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Melanorhinus cyanellus
[Blackback silverside]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Melanorhinus microps (Poey, 1860)

Photo by FAO
 
Melanorhinus microps
[Querimana silverside]
3 Species of Family Atherinopsidae with Genus Melanorhinus
(Neotropical silversides)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1919 Melanorhinus boekei St. Maarten pejerry Western Central Atlantic
1923 Melanorhinus cyanellus Blackback silverside Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL
1860 Melanorhinus microps Querimana silverside Western Atlantic 7.5 TL



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