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| Common names: silverside (English), plateadito (Espanol), pejerrey (Espanol) |
Atherinella nepenthe (Myers & Wade, 1942)
Top of head profile ~ straight, depth of head 16.4-19.9% of SL; top jaw not very extendible, encloses lower jaw when mouth is closed; origin of first dorsal over origin of anal; base of last ray of second dorsal fin behind base of last ray of anal fin; pectorals reach tips of pelvics; pelvics not reaching to anus; 2 rows of scales along base of anal fin.
Lateral stripe narrow, < diameter of eye, 2.5 scale rows wide, not narrowing at rear.
Size: 10 cm.
Habitat: coastal surface.
Depth: 0-10 m?
Southern Baja to the mouth of the Gulf of California to Peru.