Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Atherinopsidae
(Neotropical silversides) > Menidiinae
Etymology: Labidesthes: Greek, labidos = pair of forceps + Greek esthio = to eat; in reference to the shape of the mouth (Ref. 45335); vanhyningi: Named for C. Van Hyning, former Curator of Reptiles and Fishes of The Florida State Museum and collector of the holotype.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic-neritic. Subtropical
North America: known from the drainages of the Gulf of Mexico (from the Neches River, including the Lower Mississippi River) and east around the southern tip of peninsular Florida and north to the Pee Dee River drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104856)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 4 - 7;
soft rays: 18 - 26. This species is distinguished and differs from L. sicculus by the following characters: Labidesthes vanhyningi have the anterolateral processes of the posttemporals
shorter than width of the base (vs. L. sicculus having the processes longer than width of base); with a midlateral stripe that does not taper, usually expanding, to insertion of pectoral fin in advance of the first dorsal-fin (vs. tapering to insertion of pectoral fin in advance of first dorsal fin); a ratio of thoracic length to abdominal length less than 2 (vs. greater than 2) (Ref. 104856).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Werneke, D.C. and J.W. Armbruster, 2015. Silversides of the genus Labidesthes (Atheriniformes: Atherinopsidae). Zootaxa 4032(5):535-550. (Ref. 104856)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00235 - 0.01227), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .