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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae Neotropical silversides
Subfamily: Atherinopsinae
Genus: Leuresthes

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

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Leuresthes sardina
[Gulf grunion]



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

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Leuresthes tenuis
[California grunion]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Leuresthes sardina Gulf grunion Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL 1889
Leuresthes tenuis California grunion Eastern Pacific 19 TL 1860



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