WoRMS taxon details

Menidia menidia (Linnaeus, 1766)

159228  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159228)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofAtherina menidia Linnaeus, 1766) Linnaeus C. (1767). <i>Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis.</i> Ed. 12. 1., <i>Regnum Animale. 1 & 2</i>. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. <em>Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii.</em> pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Distribution southern Gulf of St. Lawrence region to Florida  
Distribution southern Gulf of St. Lawrence region to Florida [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Menidia menidia (Linnaeus, 1766). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159228 on 2018-12-14
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2005-05-27 07:39:43Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofAtherina menidia Linnaeus, 1766) Linnaeus C. (1767). <i>Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis.</i> Ed. 12. 1., <i>Regnum Animale. 1 & 2</i>. Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. <em>Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii.</em> pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes. , available online at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/FishAtlas/default.htm [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on copepods, mysids, shrimps, small squids and marine worms  [details]

Distribution southern Gulf of St. Lawrence region to Florida [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Pelagic species, found on sandy seashores and in mouths of inlets. [details]

Importance Scientific- trout food [details]

Reproduction External fertilization.Spawns from March to August  [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch kornaarvisAtlantische koornaarvis  [details]
English sperlingsilversidegreen smeldtAtlantic silverside  [details]
French capucette  [details]
German gezeiten Ährenfisch  [details]
Menidia menidia - Atlantic silverside
 Menidia menidia - A...
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