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Family: Atherinopsidae Neotropical silversides



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109 species (see list below)

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North America

Atherinella alvarezi (Díaz-Pardo, 1972)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella alvarezi
[Gulf silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella ammophila
[La Palma silverside]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Atherinella argentea Chernoff, 1986

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Atherinella argentea
[Moon silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella balsana
[Balsas silverside]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Atherinella beani (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella beani
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Atherinella blackburni (Schultz, 1949)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella blackburni
[Beach silverside]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Atherinella brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Atherinella brasiliensis
[Brazilian silversides]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella callida
[Cunning silverside]

Photo by Molina, A.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Atherinella chagresi (Meek & Hildebrand, 1914)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Atherinella chagresi
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Atherinella colombiensis
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella crystallina
[Blackfin silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella elegans
[Fuerte silverside]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Atherinella eriarcha Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Atherinella eriarcha
[Longfin silverside]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Atherinella guatemalensis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella guatemalensis
[Guatemala silverside]
No picture found
Central America

 
Atherinella guija
[]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Atherinella hubbsi (Bussing, 1979)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Atherinella hubbsi
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Atherinella jiloaensis
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella lisa
[Naked silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella marvelae
[Eyipantla silverside]
No picture found
Central America

 
Atherinella meeki
[]

Photo by Molina, A.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Atherinella milleri (Bussing, 1979)

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Atherinella milleri
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Atherinella nepenthe (Myers & Wade, 1942)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella nepenthe
[Pitcher silverside]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Atherinella nesiotes
[Broadstripe silverside]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Pacific

Atherinella nocturna (Myers & Wade, 1942)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella nocturna
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Atherinella pachylepis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella pachylepis
[Thickscale silverside]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Atherinella pallida
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Atherinella panamensis Steindachner, 1875

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Atherinella panamensis
[Panama silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella pellosemeion
[Mancuernas silverside]

Photo by FAO

South America

Atherinella robbersi (Fowler, 1950)

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella robbersi
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Atherinella sallei
[Large-eye silverside]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Atherinella sardina
[]

Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen

North America

Atherinella schultzi (Álvarez & Carranza, 1952)

Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Atherinella schultzi
[Chimalapa silverside]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific

Atherinella serrivomer Chernoff, 1986

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella serrivomer
[Bright silverside]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Atherinella starksi (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Atherinella starksi
[Star silverside]
No picture found
South America

 
Atherinella venezuelae
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Atherinops affinis (Ayres, 1860)

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Atherinops affinis
[Topsmelt silverside]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Atherinopsis californiensis Girard, 1854

Photo by FAO
 
Atherinopsis californiensis
[Jack silverside]

Photo by Villalba, D.O.

South America

Basilichthys archaeus (Cope, 1878)

Photo by Villalba, D.O.
 
Basilichthys archaeus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Basilichthys australis
[]

Photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse

South America

Basilichthys microlepidotus (Jenyns, 1841)

Photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse
 
Basilichthys microlepidotus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Basilichthys semotilus
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma aculeatum
[Scowling silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma arge
[Largetooth silverside]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Chirostoma attenuatum
[Slender silverside]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Chirostoma bartoni
[Alberca silverside]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Chirostoma chapalae
[Smallmouth silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma charari
[Least silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma compressum
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma consocium
[Ranch silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma contrerasi
[Ajijic silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma copandaro
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 42 cm TL

 
Chirostoma estor
[Pike silverside]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Chirostoma grandocule
[Bigeye silverside]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Chirostoma humboldtianum
[Shortfin silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma jordani
[Charal]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma labarcae
[Sharpnose silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma lucius
[Longjaw silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma melanoccus
[Blunthead silverside]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Chirostoma patzcuaro
[Patzcuaro silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma promelas
[Blacknose silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma reseratum
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma riojai
[Toluca silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma sphyraena
[Bigmouth silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Chirostoma zirahuen
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Colpichthys hubbsi Crabtree, 1989

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Colpichthys hubbsi
[Delta silverside]

Photo by Albuerne, J.A.

Eastern Central Pacific

Colpichthys regis (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)

Photo by Albuerne, J.A.
 
Colpichthys regis
[False grunion]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Labidesthes sicculus (Cope, 1865)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Labidesthes sicculus
[Brook silverside]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Leuresthes sardina (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)

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Leuresthes sardina
[Gulf grunion]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Leuresthes tenuis (Ayres, 1860)

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Leuresthes tenuis
[California grunion]
No picture found
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)

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Melanorhinus microps
[Querimana silverside]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Membras analis (Schultz, 1948)

Photo by FAO
 
Membras analis
[Backwaters silverside]

Photo by FAO

South America

Membras argentea (Schultz, 1948)

Photo by FAO
 
Membras argentea
[]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Southwest Atlantic.

Membras dissimilis (Carvalho, 1956)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Membras dissimilis
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Membras gilberti (Jordan & Bollman, 1890)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Membras gilberti
[Landia silverside]

Photo by Thomas, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Membras martinica (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Membras martinica
[Rough silverside]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Membras vagrans
[]

Photo by Christie, B.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Menidia beryllina (Cope, 1867)

Photo by Christie, B.L.
 
Menidia beryllina
[Inland silverside]
No picture found
North America

 
Menidia clarkhubbsi
[Texas silverside]

Photo by FAO

Central America

Menidia colei Hubbs, 1936

Photo by FAO
 
Menidia colei
[Golden silverside]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Menidia conchorum Hildebrand & Ginsburg, 1927

Photo by FAO
 
Menidia conchorum
[Key silverside]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Menidia extensa
[Waccamaw silverside]

Photo by Eakins, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Menidia menidia (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Menidia menidia
[Atlantic silverside]

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Menidia peninsulae (Goode & Bean, 1879)

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Menidia peninsulae
[Tidewater silverside]

Photo by INIDEP

South America
Max. Length 42.1 cm TL
Odontesthes argentinensis (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Odontesthes argentinensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL

 
Odontesthes bicudo
[]

Photo by Sverlij, S.

South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Odontesthes bonariensis (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Sverlij, S.
 
Odontesthes bonariensis
[Argentinian silverside]
No picture found
South America

 
Odontesthes brevianalis
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Odontesthes gracilis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Odontesthes hatcheri
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

South America

Odontesthes humensis de Buen, 1953

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Odontesthes humensis
[]

Photo by INIDEP

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Odontesthes incisa (Jenyns, 1841)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Odontesthes incisa
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.0 cm SL

 
Odontesthes ledae
[]

Photo by Reyes, P.

South America

Odontesthes mauleanum (Steindachner, 1896)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Odontesthes mauleanum
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

South America

Odontesthes mirinensis Bemvenuti, 1996

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Odontesthes mirinensis
[]

Photo by Lloris, D.

Southwest Atlantic

Odontesthes nigricans (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Lloris, D.
 
Odontesthes nigricans
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Odontesthes orientalis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Odontesthes perugiae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18.7 cm SL

 
Odontesthes piquava
[]

Photo by González Castro, M.

Southwest Atlantic

Odontesthes platensis (Berg, 1895)

Photo by González Castro, M.
 
Odontesthes platensis
[]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

South America
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Odontesthes regia (Humboldt, 1821)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Odontesthes regia
[Chilean silverside]
No picture found
South America

 
Odontesthes retropinnis
[]

Photo by INIDEP

South America

Odontesthes smitti (Lahille, 1929)

Photo by INIDEP
 
Odontesthes smitti
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Odontesthes wiebrichi
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poblana alchichica
[Alchichica silverside]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poblana ferdebueni
[Chignahuapan silverside]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poblana letholepis
[La Preciosa silverside]
No picture found
Central America

 
Poblana squamata
[Quechulac silverside]
109 Species of Family Atherinopsidae
(Neotropical silversides)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1972 Atherinella alvarezi Gulf silverside North America
1984 Atherinella ammophila La Palma silverside North America
1986 Atherinella argentea Moon silverside Eastern Central Pacific 11.1 SL
1902 Atherinella balsana Balsas silverside North America
1923 Atherinella beani Western Central Atlantic
1949 Atherinella blackburni Beach silverside Western Central Atlantic 13 TL
1825 Atherinella brasiliensis Brazilian silversides Western Central Atlantic 16 TL
1986 Atherinella callida Cunning silverside North America
1914 Atherinella chagresi Western Central Atlantic 9 TL
1920 Atherinella colombiensis South America
1895 Atherinella crystallina Blackfin silverside North America
1986 Atherinella elegans Fuerte silverside North America
1882 Atherinella eriarcha Longfin silverside Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL
1864 Atherinella guatemalensis Guatemala silverside Eastern Central Pacific 7.5 SL
1925 Atherinella guija Central America
1979 Atherinella hubbsi Central America 7 TL
1979 Atherinella jiloaensis Central America
1904 Atherinella lisa Naked silverside North America
1982 Atherinella marvelae Eyipantla silverside North America
1907 Atherinella meeki Central America
1979 Atherinella milleri Western Central Atlantic 5.5 TL
1942 Atherinella nepenthe Pitcher silverside Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL
1942 Atherinella nesiotes Broadstripe silverside Eastern Pacific 10 SL
1942 Atherinella nocturna Southeast Pacific
1864 Atherinella pachylepis Thickscale silverside Eastern Pacific 16 TL
1944 Atherinella pallida Eastern Central Pacific
1875 Atherinella panamensis Panama silverside Eastern Pacific 11 TL
1986 Atherinella pellosemeion Mancuernas silverside North America
1950 Atherinella robbersi South America
1903 Atherinella sallei Large-eye silverside North America
1907 Atherinella sardina Central America 5.5 TL
1952 Atherinella schultzi Chimalapa silverside North America
1986 Atherinella serrivomer Bright silverside Eastern Pacific
1923 Atherinella starksi Star silverside Eastern Central Pacific 11 SL
1920 Atherinella venezuelae South America
1860 Atherinops affinis Topsmelt silverside Eastern Pacific 37 TL
1854 Atherinopsis californiensis Jack silverside Eastern Pacific 45 TL
1878 Basilichthys archaeus South America
1928 Basilichthys australis South America
1841 Basilichthys microlepidotus South America
1874 Basilichthys semotilus South America
1973 Chirostoma aculeatum Scowling silverside North America
1899 Chirostoma arge Largetooth silverside North America
1902 Chirostoma attenuatum Slender silverside Central America 10 TL
1896 Chirostoma bartoni Alberca silverside North America 7.1 SL
1899 Chirostoma chapalae Smallmouth silverside North America 14 TL
1945 Chirostoma charari Least silverside North America
1940 Chirostoma compressum North America
1919 Chirostoma consocium Ranch silverside North America
2002 Chirostoma contrerasi Ajijic silverside North America
1945 Chirostoma copandaro North America
1880 Chirostoma estor Pike silverside North America 42 TL
1894 Chirostoma grandocule Bigeye silverside North America 12.3 SL
1835 Chirostoma humboldtianum Shortfin silverside Central America 20 TL
1894 Chirostoma jordani Charal North America
1902 Chirostoma labarcae Sharpnose silverside North America
1900 Chirostoma lucius Longjaw silverside North America
1963 Chirostoma melanoccus Blunthead silverside North America
1902 Chirostoma patzcuaro Patzcuaro silverside North America 12 TL
1899 Chirostoma promelas Blacknose silverside North America
1963 Chirostoma reseratum North America
1966 Chirostoma riojai Toluca silverside North America
1900 Chirostoma sphyraena Bigmouth silverside North America
1902 Chirostoma zirahuen North America
1989 Colpichthys hubbsi Delta silverside Eastern Central Pacific 15 SL
1889 Colpichthys regis False grunion Eastern Central Pacific
1865 Labidesthes sicculus Brook silverside North America 13 TL
1889 Leuresthes sardina Gulf grunion Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL
1860 Leuresthes tenuis California grunion Eastern Pacific 19 TL
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
1948 Membras analis Backwaters silverside Western Central Atlantic 12 TL
1948 Membras argentea South America
1956 Membras dissimilis Southwest Atlantic.
1890 Membras gilberti Landia silverside Eastern Central Pacific 20 TL
1835 Membras martinica Rough silverside Western Atlantic 12.5 TL
1879 Membras vagrans Western Central Atlantic
1867 Menidia beryllina Inland silverside Western Atlantic 15 TL
1982 Menidia clarkhubbsi Texas silverside North America
1936 Menidia colei Golden silverside Central America
1927 Menidia conchorum Key silverside Western Atlantic 5 TL
1946 Menidia extensa Waccamaw silverside North America 8 TL
1766 Menidia menidia Atlantic silverside Western Atlantic 15 TL
1879 Menidia peninsulae Tidewater silverside Western Atlantic 15 TL
1835 Odontesthes argentinensis South America 42.1 TL
2002 Odontesthes bicudo South America 20.5 SL
1835 Odontesthes bonariensis Argentinian silverside South America 50 TL
1880 Odontesthes brevianalis South America
1898 Odontesthes gracilis Southeast Pacific
1909 Odontesthes hatcheri South America
1953 Odontesthes humensis South America
1841 Odontesthes incisa Southwest Atlantic 10 TL
2002 Odontesthes ledae South America 19.0 SL
1896 Odontesthes mauleanum South America
1996 Odontesthes mirinensis South America
1848 Odontesthes nigricans Southwest Atlantic
1950 Odontesthes orientalis South America
1906 Odontesthes perugiae South America
2002 Odontesthes piquava South America 18.7 SL
1895 Odontesthes platensis Southwest Atlantic
1821 Odontesthes regia Chilean silverside South America 13.5 TL
1953 Odontesthes retropinnis South America
1929 Odontesthes smitti South America
1928 Odontesthes wiebrichi South America
1945 Poblana alchichica Alchichica silverside Central America
1965 Poblana ferdebueni Chignahuapan silverside Central America
1950 Poblana letholepis La Preciosa silverside Central America
1950 Poblana squamata Quechulac silverside Central America



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