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Family: Atherinidae Silversides



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alepidomus evermanni Central America 3.3 SL 1903
Atherina boyeri Big-scale sand smelt Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1810
Atherina breviceps Cape silverside Southeast Atlantic 11 SL 1835
Atherina hepsetus Mediterranean sand smelt Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1758
Atherina lopeziana Eastern Atlantic 8 SL 1961
Atherina presbyter Sand smelt Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1829
Atherinason hepsetoides Smallscale hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean 9 TL 1843
Atherinomorus aetholepis Spatular-scale silverside Western Pacific 7.2 SL 2002
Atherinomorus duodecimalis Tropical silverside Indo-West Pacific 11 SL 1835
Atherinomorus endrachtensis Eendracht Land silverside Western Central Pacific 9 SL 1825
Atherinomorus forskalii Red Sea hardyhead silverside Western Indian Ocean 13.3 SL 1838
Atherinomorus insularum Hawaiian Islands silverside Eastern Central Pacific 9.8 FL 1903
Atherinomorus lacunosus Wide-banded hardyhead silverside Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1801
Atherinomorus lineatus Lined silverside Western Central Pacific 7.5 TL 1872
Atherinomorus pinguis Narrow-banded hardyhead silverside Indo-West Pacific, widely 13.6 SL 1803
Atherinomorus regina Culion silverside Western Pacific 7 TL 1910
Atherinomorus stipes Hardhead silverside Western Atlantic 10 TL 1848
Atherinomorus vaigiensis Ogilby's hardyhead Indo-West Pacific 17 TL 1825
Atherinosoma elongata Elongate hardyhead Indo-West Pacific 9.5 TL 1879
Atherinosoma microstoma Smallmouth hardyhead Southwest Pacific 10.7 SL 1861
Atherion africanum Pricklenose silverside Indian Ocean 5.5 TL 1965
Atherion elymus Bearded silverside Western Pacific 5 TL 1901
Atherion maccullochi McCulloch's hardyhead Southwest Pacific 1919
Bleheratherina pierucciae Oceania 4.7 SL 2009
Craterocephalus amniculus Darling river hardyhead Oceania 5.5 SL 1990
Craterocephalus capreoli North-west hardyhead Western Pacific 8.5 TL 1922
Craterocephalus centralis Finke river hardyhead Oceania 7.5 SL 1990
Craterocephalus cuneiceps Deep hardyhead Oceania 8.5 SL 1944
Craterocephalus dalhousiensis Dalhousie hardyhead Oceania 8 TL 1974
Craterocephalus eyresii Lake Eyre hardyhead Oceania 10 TL 1883
Craterocephalus fistularis Asia 1995
Craterocephalus fluviatilis Murray hardyhead Oceania 7 SL 1912
Craterocephalus fulvus Unspecked hardyhead Oceania 1987
Craterocephalus gloveri Glovers hardyhead Oceania 5.2 SL 1990
Craterocephalus helenae Drysdale hardyhead Oceania 8 SL 1987
Craterocephalus honoriae Estuarine hardyhead Western Pacific 7 TL 1912
Craterocephalus kailolae Kailola's hardyhead Oceania 6 SL 1987
Craterocephalus lacustris Kutubu hardyhead Oceania 14 TL 1940
Craterocephalus laisapi Asia 4.3 SL 2005
Craterocephalus lentiginosus Freckled hardyhead Oceania 8 SL 1987
Craterocephalus marianae Magela hardyhead Oceania 7.5 SL 1987
Craterocephalus marjoriae Marjorie's hardyhead Oceania 8.5 SL 1948
Craterocephalus mugiloides Spotted hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean and 7 TL 1912
Craterocephalus munroi Munro's hardyhead Australia 5 TL 1988
Craterocephalus nouhuysi Mountain hardyhead Asia and Oceania 10 SL 1910
Craterocephalus pauciradiatus Few-ray hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean 1861
Craterocephalus pimatuae Pima hardyhead Oceania 1991
Craterocephalus randi Kubuna hardyhead Asia and Oceania 8 SL 1934
Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum Fly-specked hardyhead Oceania 7 SL 1867
Craterocephalus stramineus Blackmast Oceania 6.5 SL 1950
Hypoatherina barnesi Barnes' silverside Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1953
Hypoatherina celebesensis Sulawesi Silverside Western Pacific 6.6 SL 2012
Hypoatherina crenolepis Crenulated silverside Western Pacific 6.5 TL 1953
Hypoatherina golanii Red Sea silverside Western Indian Ocean 7.6 SL 2012
Hypoatherina harringtonensis Reef silverside Western Atlantic 10 TL 1877
Hypoatherina lunata Okinawan silverside Western Pacific 6.4 SL 2012
Hypoatherina macrophthalma Western Pacific, from Vie 5.7 SL 2012
Hypoatherina ovalaua Fijian silverside Western Central Pacific 7.8 SL 1935
Hypoatherina temminckii Samoan silverside Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1854
Hypoatherina tropicalis Whitley's silverside Western Pacific 12.5 TL 1948
Hypoatherina tsurugae Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1901
Hypoatherina valenciennei Sumatran silverside Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1854
Hypoatherina woodwardi Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1901
Kestratherina brevirostris Short-snout hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL 1988
Kestratherina esox Pikehead hardyhead Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1872
Leptatherina presbyteroides Silver fish Southwest Pacific 11 TL 1843
Leptatherina wallacei Western hardyhead Oceania 7 SL 1982
Sashatherina giganteus Asia 18 TL 2011
Stenatherina panatela Panatella silverside Pacific Ocean 11 TL 1908
Teramulus kieneri Kiener's silverside Africa 5.5 TL 1965
Teramulus waterloti Africa 3.2 SL 1932



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