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Family: Atherinidae Silversides



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71 species (see list below)

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Central America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Alepidomus evermanni (Eigenmann, 1903)

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Alepidomus evermanni
[]

Photo by Otel, V.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Atherina boyeri Risso, 1810

Photo by Otel, V.
 
Atherina boyeri
[Big-scale sand smelt]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Atherina breviceps Valenciennes, 1835

Photo by FAO
 
Atherina breviceps
[Cape silverside]

Photo by Luquet, D.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Atherina hepsetus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Luquet, D.
 
Atherina hepsetus
[Mediterranean sand smelt]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Atherina lopeziana Rossignol & Blache, 1961

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Atherina lopeziana
[]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Atherina presbyter Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Atherina presbyter
[Sand smelt]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Atherinason hepsetoides
[Smallscale hardyhead]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Atherinomorus aetholepis
[Spatular-scale silverside]

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Atherinomorus duodecimalis (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Atherinomorus duodecimalis
[Tropical silverside]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Atherinomorus endrachtensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Atherinomorus endrachtensis
[Eendracht Land silverside]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Atherinomorus forskalii
[Red Sea hardyhead silverside]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Atherinomorus insularum (Jordan & Evermann, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Atherinomorus insularum
[Hawaiian Islands silverside]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Atherinomorus lacunosus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinomorus lacunosus
[Wide-banded hardyhead silverside]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Atherinomorus lineatus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Atherinomorus lineatus
[Lined silverside]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific, widely
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Atherinomorus pinguis
[Narrow-banded hardyhead silverside]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Atherinomorus regina (Seale, 1910)

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Atherinomorus regina
[Culion silverside]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Atherinomorus stipes (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

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Atherinomorus stipes
[Hardhead silverside]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Atherinomorus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinomorus vaigiensis
[Ogilby's hardyhead]

Photo by Good, P.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Atherinosoma elongata (Klunzinger, 1879)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Atherinosoma elongata
[Elongate hardyhead]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Atherinosoma microstoma
[Small-mouth hardyhead]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Atherion africanum Smith, 1965

Photo by FAO
 
Atherion africanum
[Pricklenose silverside]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Atherion elymus Jordan & Starks, 1901

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Atherion elymus
[Bearded silverside]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Atherion maccullochi
[McCulloch's hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Bleheratherina pierucciae
[]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus amniculus
[Darling river hardyhead]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Craterocephalus capreoli Rendahl, 1922

Photo by FAO
 
Craterocephalus capreoli
[Rendahl's hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus centralis
[Finke river hardyhead]

Photo by Good, P.

Oceania
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Craterocephalus cuneiceps Whitley, 1944

Photo by Good, P.
 
Craterocephalus cuneiceps
[Murchison river hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Craterocephalus dalhousiensis
[Dalhousie hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Craterocephalus eyresii
[Lake Eyre hardyhead]
No picture found
Asia

 
Craterocephalus fistularis
[]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus fluviatilis
[Murray hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania

 
Craterocephalus fulvus
[Unspecked hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus gloveri
[Glovers hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus helenae
[Drysdale hardyhead]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Craterocephalus honoriae (Ogilby, 1912)

Photo by FAO
 
Craterocephalus honoriae
[Estuarine hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus kailolae
[Kailola's hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Craterocephalus lacustris
[Kutubu hardyhead]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus laisapi
[]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus lentiginosus
[Prince Regent hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus marianae
[Magela hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus marjoriae
[Marjorie's hardyhead]

Photo by Good, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Craterocephalus mugiloides (McCulloch, 1912)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Craterocephalus mugiloides
[Spotted hardyhead]

Photo by FAO

Australia
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Craterocephalus munroi Crowley & Ivantsoff, 1988

Photo by FAO
 
Craterocephalus munroi
[Munro's hardyhead]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus nouhuysi
[Mountain hardyhead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Craterocephalus pauciradiatus
[Few-ray hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania

 
Craterocephalus pimatuae
[Pima hardyhead]
No picture found
Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus randi
[Kubuna hardyhead]

Photo by Aland, G.

Oceania
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Aland, G.
 
Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum
[Fly-specked hardyhead]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Craterocephalus stramineus
[Strawman]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hypoatherina barnesi Schultz, 1953

Photo by FAO
 
Hypoatherina barnesi
[Barnes' silverside]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Hypoatherina celebesensis
[Sulawesi Silverside]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Hypoatherina crenolepis (Schultz, 1953)

Photo by FAO
 
Hypoatherina crenolepis
[Crenulated silverside]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Hypoatherina golanii
[Red Sea silverside]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Goode, 1877)

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Hypoatherina harringtonensis
[Reef silverside]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Hypoatherina lunata
[Okinawan silverside]
No picture found
Western Pacific, from Vie
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Hypoatherina macrophthalma
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Hypoatherina ovalaua (Herre, 1935)

Photo by FAO
 
Hypoatherina ovalaua
[Fijian silverside]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hypoatherina temminckii (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hypoatherina temminckii
[Samoan silverside]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Hypoatherina tropicalis (Whitley, 1948)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hypoatherina tropicalis
[Whitley's silverside]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Hypoatherina tsurugae (Jordan & Starks, 1901)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Hypoatherina tsurugae
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hypoatherina valenciennei (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Hypoatherina valenciennei
[Sumatran silverside]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Hypoatherina woodwardi (Jordan & Starks, 1901)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Hypoatherina woodwardi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Kestratherina brevirostris
[Short-snout hardyhead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Kestratherina esox
[Pikehead hardyhead]

Photo by Good, P.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Leptatherina presbyteroides (Richardson, 1843)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Leptatherina presbyteroides
[]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Leptatherina wallacei
[Western hardyhead]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Sashatherina giganteus
[]

Photo by FAO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Stenatherina panatela (Jordan & Richardson, 1908)

Photo by FAO
 
Stenatherina panatela
[Panatella silverside]

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.

Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Teramulus kieneri Smith, 1965

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Teramulus kieneri
[Kiener's silverside]

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.

Africa
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Teramulus waterloti (Pellegrin, 1932)

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Teramulus waterloti
[]
71 Species of Family Atherinidae
(Silversides)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1903 Alepidomus evermanni Central America 3.3 SL
1810 Atherina boyeri Big-scale sand smelt Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1835 Atherina breviceps Cape silverside Southeast Atlantic 11 SL
1758 Atherina hepsetus Mediterranean sand smelt Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1961 Atherina lopeziana Eastern Atlantic 8 SL
1829 Atherina presbyter Sand smelt Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1843 Atherinason hepsetoides Smallscale hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean 9 TL
2002 Atherinomorus aetholepis Spatular-scale silverside Western Pacific 7.2 SL
1835 Atherinomorus duodecimalis Tropical silverside Indo-West Pacific 11 SL
1825 Atherinomorus endrachtensis Eendracht Land silverside Western Central Pacific 9 SL
1838 Atherinomorus forskalii Red Sea hardyhead silverside Western Indian Ocean 13.3 SL
1903 Atherinomorus insularum Hawaiian Islands silverside Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL
1801 Atherinomorus lacunosus Wide-banded hardyhead silverside Indo-Pacific 25 TL
1872 Atherinomorus lineatus Lined silverside Western Central Pacific 7.5 TL
1803 Atherinomorus pinguis Narrow-banded hardyhead silverside Indo-West Pacific, widely 13.6 SL
1910 Atherinomorus regina Culion silverside Western Pacific 7 TL
1848 Atherinomorus stipes Hardhead silverside Western Atlantic 10 TL
1825 Atherinomorus vaigiensis Ogilby's hardyhead Indo-West Pacific 17 TL
1879 Atherinosoma elongata Elongate hardyhead Indo-West Pacific 9.5 TL
1861 Atherinosoma microstoma Small-mouth hardyhead Southwest Pacific 10.7 SL
1965 Atherion africanum Pricklenose silverside Indian Ocean 5.5 TL
1901 Atherion elymus Bearded silverside Western Pacific 5 TL
1919 Atherion maccullochi McCulloch's hardyhead Southwest Pacific
2009 Bleheratherina pierucciae Oceania 4.7 SL
1990 Craterocephalus amniculus Darling river hardyhead Oceania 5.5 SL
1922 Craterocephalus capreoli Rendahl's hardyhead Western Pacific 8.5 TL
1990 Craterocephalus centralis Finke river hardyhead Oceania 7.5 SL
1944 Craterocephalus cuneiceps Murchison river hardyhead Oceania 8.5 SL
1974 Craterocephalus dalhousiensis Dalhousie hardyhead Oceania 8 TL
1883 Craterocephalus eyresii Lake Eyre hardyhead Oceania 10 TL
1995 Craterocephalus fistularis Asia
1912 Craterocephalus fluviatilis Murray hardyhead Oceania 7 SL
1987 Craterocephalus fulvus Unspecked hardyhead Oceania
1990 Craterocephalus gloveri Glovers hardyhead Oceania 5.2 SL
1987 Craterocephalus helenae Drysdale hardyhead Oceania 8 SL
1912 Craterocephalus honoriae Estuarine hardyhead Western Pacific 7 TL
1987 Craterocephalus kailolae Kailola's hardyhead Oceania 6 SL
1940 Craterocephalus lacustris Kutubu hardyhead Oceania 14 TL
2005 Craterocephalus laisapi Asia 4.3 SL
1987 Craterocephalus lentiginosus Prince Regent hardyhead Oceania 8 SL
1987 Craterocephalus marianae Magela hardyhead Oceania 7.5 SL
1948 Craterocephalus marjoriae Marjorie's hardyhead Oceania 8.5 SL
1912 Craterocephalus mugiloides Spotted hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean and 7 TL
1988 Craterocephalus munroi Munro's hardyhead Australia 5 TL
1910 Craterocephalus nouhuysi Mountain hardyhead Asia and Oceania 10 SL
1861 Craterocephalus pauciradiatus Few-ray hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean
1991 Craterocephalus pimatuae Pima hardyhead Oceania
1934 Craterocephalus randi Kubuna hardyhead Asia and Oceania 8 SL
1867 Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum Fly-specked hardyhead Oceania 7 SL
1950 Craterocephalus stramineus Strawman Oceania 6.5 SL
1953 Hypoatherina barnesi Barnes' silverside Indo-Pacific 10 TL
2012 Hypoatherina celebesensis Sulawesi Silverside Western Pacific 6.6 SL
1953 Hypoatherina crenolepis Crenulated silverside Western Pacific 6.5 TL
2012 Hypoatherina golanii Red Sea silverside Western Indian Ocean 7.6 SL
1877 Hypoatherina harringtonensis Reef silverside Western Atlantic 10 TL
2012 Hypoatherina lunata Okinawan silverside Western Pacific 6.4 SL
2012 Hypoatherina macrophthalma Western Pacific, from Vie 5.7 SL
1935 Hypoatherina ovalaua Fijian silverside Western Central Pacific 7.8 SL
1854 Hypoatherina temminckii Samoan silverside Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1948 Hypoatherina tropicalis Whitley's silverside Western Pacific 12.5 TL
1901 Hypoatherina tsurugae Northwest Pacific 15 SL
1854 Hypoatherina valenciennei Sumatran silverside Indo-West Pacific 12 TL
1901 Hypoatherina woodwardi Northwest Pacific 10 SL
1988 Kestratherina brevirostris Short-snout hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL
1872 Kestratherina esox Pikehead hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL
1843 Leptatherina presbyteroides Southwest Pacific 11 TL
1982 Leptatherina wallacei Western hardyhead Oceania 7 SL
2011 Sashatherina giganteus Asia 18 TL
1908 Stenatherina panatela Panatella silverside Pacific Ocean 11 TL
1965 Teramulus kieneri Kiener's silverside Africa 5.5 TL
1932 Teramulus waterloti Africa 3.2 SL



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