Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Atherinopsidae
(Neotropical silversides) > Atherinopsinae
Etymology: Atherinopsis: Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 + Greek,ops = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Girard.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Subtropical; 46°N - 22°N, 129°W - 110°W
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9273); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9273); max. reported age: 11 years (Ref. 56049)
Eastern Pacific: Yaquina Bay in Oregon, USA to southwestern coast of Baja California, Mexico.
Adults inhabit inshore areas, including bays (Ref. 2850). Form schools (Ref. 2850). Demersal spawners in nearshore habitats (Ref. 56049). Oviparous, with planktonic, primarily neustonic larvae (Ref. 36497). Eggs are attached to one another by spawning substrate via adhesive filaments (Ref. 36497). Sold fresh (Ref. 2850).
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00000 (0.00000 - 0.00000), b=0.00 (0.00 - 0.00), based on (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2.5; Fec = 6,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .