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

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



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