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Neotropical silversides
Menidia sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae
Fowler, 1903
Sub-families & Genera

The Neotropical silversides are a family, Atherinopsidae, of fishes in the order Atheriniformes. About 104 species in 13 genera are distributed throughout the tropical and temperate waters of the New World, including both marine and freshwater habitats. The familiar grunions and Atlantic silverside belong to this family.


  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). FishBase. June 2012 version.

External links

  • Photo and Information at MBL Aquaculture
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