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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae Neotropical silversides
Subfamily: Menidiinae


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

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


 
Atherinella ammophila
[La Palma silverside]



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

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


 
Atherinella balsana
[Balsas silverside]



Western Central Atlantic

Atherinella beani (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella beani
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella blackburni
[Beach silverside]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 17.7 cm TL
Atherinella brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

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


 
Atherinella callida
[Cunning silverside]



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

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


 
Atherinella colombiensis
[]
No picture found


 
Atherinella crystallina
[Blackfin silverside]
No picture found


 
Atherinella elegans
[Fuerte silverside]



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

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



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

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


 
Atherinella guija
[]



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

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


 
Atherinella jiloaensis
[]
No picture found


 
Atherinella lisa
[Naked silverside]
No picture found


 
Atherinella marvelae
[Eyipantla silverside]
No picture found


 
Atherinella meeki
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Molina, A.
 
Atherinella milleri
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella nepenthe
[Pitcher silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Atherinella nesiotes
[Broadstripe silverside]



Southeast Pacific

Atherinella nocturna (Myers & Wade, 1942)

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Atherinella nocturna
[]



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

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


 
Atherinella pallida
[]



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

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


 
Atherinella pellosemeion
[Mancuernas silverside]



South America

Atherinella robbersi (Fowler, 1950)

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


 
Atherinella sallei
[Large-eye silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm TL

 
Atherinella sardina
[]



North America

Atherinella schultzi (Álvarez & Carranza, 1952)

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



Eastern Pacific

Atherinella serrivomer Chernoff, 1986

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Atherinella serrivomer
[Bright silverside]



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

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


 
Atherinella venezuelae
[]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma aculeatum
[Scowling silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma arge
[Largetooth silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Chirostoma attenuatum
[Slender silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Chirostoma bartoni
[Alberca silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Chirostoma chapalae
[Smallmouth silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma charari
[Least silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma compressum
[]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma consocium
[Ranch silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma contrerasi
[Ajijic silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma copandaro
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 42 cm TL

 
Chirostoma estor
[Pike silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Chirostoma grandocule
[Bigeye silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Chirostoma humboldtianum
[Shortfin silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma jordani
[Charal]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma labarcae
[Sharpnose silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma lucius
[Longjaw silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma melanoccus
[Blunthead silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Chirostoma patzcuaro
[Patzcuaro silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma promelas
[Blacknose silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma reseratum
[]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma riojai
[Toluca silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma sphyraena
[Bigmouth silverside]
No picture found


 
Chirostoma zirahuen
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Modder, T.
 
Labidesthes vanhyningi
[]
No picture found


 
Melanorhinus boekei
[St. Maarten pejerry]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Melanorhinus cyanellus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Melanorhinus cyanellus
[Blackback silverside]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Melanorhinus microps
[Querimana silverside]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Membras analis
[Backwaters silverside]



South America

Membras argentea (Schultz, 1948)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Membras argentea
[]



Southwest Atlantic.

Membras dissimilis (Carvalho, 1956)

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



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

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



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

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


 
Membras vagrans
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Menidia audens
[Mississippi silverside]



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

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


 
Menidia clarkhubbsi
[Texas silverside]



Central America
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Menidia colei Hubbs, 1936

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Menidia colei
[Golden silverside]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Menidia conchorum
[Key silverside]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Menidia extensa
[Waccamaw silverside]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Menidia peninsulae
[Tidewater silverside]
No picture found


 
Poblana alchichica
[Alchichica silverside]
No picture found


 
Poblana ferdebueni
[Chignahuapan silverside]
No picture found


 
Poblana letholepis
[La Preciosa silverside]
No picture found


 
Poblana squamata
[Quechulac silverside]



81 species

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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
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
Labidesthes sicculus Brook silverside North America 13 TL 1865
Labidesthes vanhyningi North America 6.4 SL 1930
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
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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