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

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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)

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Atherinella beani
[]



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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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
[]



35 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



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