Labidesthes vanhyningi

Labidesthes vanhyningi
Southern Brook Silverside – Labidesthes vanhyningi
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
AtherinopsidaeLabidesthes vanhyningiBean and Reid1930Southern Brook Silverside

Labidesthes vanhyningi

Unique Characters: Long, beaklike snout; triangular-shape when viewed from above. Two widely separated dorsal fins. First dorsal fin origin above anal fin origin. Anal fin rays 21-24. Pale green body with small scales. Male develops a red snout.

Similar Species

Inland Silverside
Menidia beryllina

Waccamaw Silverside
Menidia extensa

Inland Silverside Menidia beryllina. Shorter snout and rounded when viewed from above and larger scales. Origin of first dorsal fin forward of origin of the anal fin. Body color more pale yellow to silvery.

Waccamaw Silverside Menidia extensa. Shorter snout and rounded when viewed from above and larger scales. Origin of first dorsal fin forward of origin of the anal fin. Body color more pale yellow to silvery.

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