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Family: Atherinopsidae Neotropical silversides



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North America
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Atherinella alvarezi (Díaz-Pardo, 1972)

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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]

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Western Central Atlantic

Atherinella beani (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

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Atherinella beani
[]

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

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Atherinella blackburni
[Beach silverside]

Photo by Timm, C.D.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 17.7 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]

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

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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
[]

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

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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)

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Atherinella nocturna
[]

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

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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)

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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]

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Eastern Pacific

Atherinella serrivomer Chernoff, 1986

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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
[]

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

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Atherinops affinis
[Topsmelt silverside]

Photo by DeCloux, R.

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

Photo by DeCloux, R.
 
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
[]

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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 Modder, T.

North America
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Labidesthes vanhyningi Bean & Reid, 1930

Photo by Modder, T.
 
Labidesthes vanhyningi
[]

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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]

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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]

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

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Melanorhinus microps
[Querimana silverside]

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

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Membras analis
[Backwaters silverside]

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South America

Membras argentea (Schultz, 1948)

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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
[]
No picture found
North and central America
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Menidia audens
[Mississippi silverside]

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
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Menidia colei Hubbs, 1936

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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 22.1 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
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Odontesthes gracilis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Odontesthes hatcheri
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

South America
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL
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 20.3 cm SL

 
Odontesthes ledae
[]

Photo by Reyes, P.

South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Odontesthes mauleanum (Steindachner, 1896)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Odontesthes mauleanum
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

South America
Max. Length 14.8 cm SL
Odontesthes mirinensis Bemvenuti, 1996

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

Photo by Lloris, D.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
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 26.3 cm SL

 
Odontesthes piquava
[]

Photo by González Castro, M.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Odontesthes platensis (Berg, 1895)

Photo by González Castro, M.
 
Odontesthes platensis
[]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

South America
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL
Odontesthes regia (Humboldt, 1821)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Odontesthes regia
[Chilean silverside]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL

 
Odontesthes retropinnis
[]

Photo by INIDEP

South America
Max. Length 26.2 cm SL
Odontesthes smitti (Lahille, 1929)

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

 
Odontesthes wiebrichi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.9 cm SL

 
Odontesthes yucuman
[]
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]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atherinella alvarezi Gulf silverside North America 6.6 SL 1972
Atherinella ammophila La Palma silverside North America 1984
Atherinella argentea Moon silverside Eastern Central Pacific 11.1 SL 1986
Atherinella balsana Balsas silverside North America 1902
Atherinella beani Western Central Atlantic 1923
Atherinella blackburni Beach silverside Western Central Atlantic 13 TL 1949
Atherinella brasiliensis Brazilian silversides Western Central Atlantic 17.7 TL 1825
Atherinella callida Cunning silverside North America 1986
Atherinella chagresi Western Central Atlantic 9 TL 1914
Atherinella colombiensis South America 1920
Atherinella crystallina Blackfin silverside North America 1895
Atherinella elegans Fuerte silverside North America 1986
Atherinella eriarcha Longfin silverside Eastern Central Pacific 8 TL 1882
Atherinella guatemalensis Guatemala silverside Eastern Central Pacific 7.5 SL 1864
Atherinella guija Central America 1925
Atherinella hubbsi Central America 7 TL 1979
Atherinella jiloaensis Central America 1979
Atherinella lisa Naked silverside North America 1904
Atherinella marvelae Eyipantla silverside North America 1982
Atherinella meeki Central America 1907
Atherinella milleri Western Central Atlantic 5.5 TL 1979
Atherinella nepenthe Pitcher silverside Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL 1942
Atherinella nesiotes Broadstripe silverside Eastern Pacific 10 SL 1942
Atherinella nocturna Southeast Pacific 1942
Atherinella pachylepis Thickscale silverside Eastern Pacific 16 TL 1864
Atherinella pallida Eastern Central Pacific 1944
Atherinella panamensis Panama silverside Eastern Pacific 11 TL 1875
Atherinella pellosemeion Mancuernas silverside North America 1986
Atherinella robbersi South America 1950
Atherinella sallei Large-eye silverside North America 1903
Atherinella sardina Central America 5.5 TL 1907
Atherinella schultzi Chimalapa silverside North America 1952
Atherinella serrivomer Bright silverside Eastern Pacific 1986
Atherinella starksi Star silverside Eastern Central Pacific 11 SL 1923
Atherinella venezuelae South America 1920
Atherinops affinis Topsmelt silverside Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1860
Atherinopsis californiensis Jack silverside Eastern Pacific 45 TL 1854
Basilichthys archaeus South America 1878
Basilichthys australis South America 1928
Basilichthys microlepidotus South America 1841
Basilichthys semotilus South America 1874
Chirostoma aculeatum Scowling silverside North America 1973
Chirostoma arge Largetooth silverside North America 1899
Chirostoma attenuatum Slender silverside Central America 10 TL 1902
Chirostoma bartoni Alberca silverside North America 7.1 SL 1896
Chirostoma chapalae Smallmouth silverside North America 14 TL 1899
Chirostoma charari Least silverside North America 1945
Chirostoma compressum North America 1940
Chirostoma consocium Ranch silverside North America 1919
Chirostoma contrerasi Ajijic silverside North America 2002
Chirostoma copandaro North America 1945
Chirostoma estor Pike silverside North America 42 TL 1880
Chirostoma grandocule Bigeye silverside North America 12.3 SL 1894
Chirostoma humboldtianum Shortfin silverside Central America 20 TL 1835
Chirostoma jordani Charal North America 1894
Chirostoma labarcae Sharpnose silverside North America 1902
Chirostoma lucius Longjaw silverside North America 1900
Chirostoma melanoccus Blunthead silverside North America 1963
Chirostoma patzcuaro Patzcuaro silverside North America 12 TL 1902
Chirostoma promelas Blacknose silverside North America 1899
Chirostoma reseratum North America 1963
Chirostoma riojai Toluca silverside North America 1966
Chirostoma sphyraena Bigmouth silverside North America 1900
Chirostoma zirahuen North America 1902
Colpichthys hubbsi Delta silverside Eastern Central Pacific 15 SL 1989
Colpichthys regis False grunion Eastern Central Pacific 1889
Labidesthes sicculus Brook silverside North America 13 TL 1865
Labidesthes vanhyningi North America 6.4 SL 1930
Leuresthes sardina Gulf grunion Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL 1889
Leuresthes tenuis California grunion Eastern Pacific 19 TL 1860
Melanorhinus boekei St. Maarten pejerry Western Central Atlantic 1919
Melanorhinus cyanellus Blackback silverside Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL 1923
Melanorhinus microps Querimana silverside Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1860
Membras analis Backwaters silverside Western Central Atlantic 12 TL 1948
Membras argentea South America 1948
Membras dissimilis Southwest Atlantic. 1956
Membras gilberti Landia silverside Eastern Central Pacific 20 TL 1890
Membras martinica Rough silverside Western Atlantic 12.5 TL 1835
Membras vagrans Western Central Atlantic 1879
Menidia audens Mississippi silverside North and central America 15 TL 1882
Menidia beryllina Inland silverside Western Atlantic 15 TL 1867
Menidia clarkhubbsi Texas silverside North America 1982
Menidia colei Golden silverside Central America 4.2 SL 1936
Menidia conchorum Key silverside Western Atlantic 5 TL 1927
Menidia extensa Waccamaw silverside North America 8 TL 1946
Menidia menidia Atlantic silverside Western Atlantic 15 TL 1766
Menidia peninsulae Tidewater silverside Western Atlantic 15 TL 1879
Odontesthes argentinensis South America 42.1 TL 1835
Odontesthes bicudo South America 22.1 SL 2002
Odontesthes bonariensis Argentinian silverside South America 50 TL 1835
Odontesthes brevianalis South America 1880
Odontesthes gracilis Southeast Pacific 6.5 SL 1898
Odontesthes hatcheri South America 1909
Odontesthes humensis South America 19.8 SL 1953
Odontesthes incisa Southwest Atlantic 10 TL 1841
Odontesthes ledae South America 20.3 SL 2002
Odontesthes mauleanum South America 11 SL 1896
Odontesthes mirinensis South America 14.8 SL 1996
Odontesthes nigricans Southwest Atlantic 21.6 SL 1848
Odontesthes orientalis South America 1950
Odontesthes perugiae South America 1906
Odontesthes piquava South America 26.3 SL 2002
Odontesthes platensis Southwest Atlantic 11.9 SL 1895
Odontesthes regia Chilean silverside South America 17.2 SL 1821
Odontesthes retropinnis South America 20.3 SL 1953
Odontesthes smitti South America 26.2 SL 1929
Odontesthes wiebrichi South America 1928
Odontesthes yucuman South America 16.9 SL 2017
Poblana alchichica Alchichica silverside Central America 1945
Poblana ferdebueni Chignahuapan silverside Central America 1965
Poblana letholepis La Preciosa silverside Central America 1950
Poblana squamata Quechulac silverside Central America 1950



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