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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae Neotropical silversides
Subfamily: Menidiinae
Genus: Menidia

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8 species
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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]
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Menidia clarkhubbsi
[Texas silverside]



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

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Menidia colei
[Golden silverside]



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

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Menidia conchorum
[Key silverside]
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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]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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