Atheriniformes


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Atheriniformes

[‚ath·ə‚rin·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of actinopterygian fishes in the infraclass Teleostei, including flyingfishes, needlefishes, killifishes, silversides, and allied species.
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However, the most recent review of Atheriniformes (Dyer and Chernoff, 1996) contested that view.
Order Atheriniformes Family Atherinopsidae--New World Silversides 1 species Menidia beryllina (Cope, 1866).
olivaceus (Storer), blackspotted topminnow W, NE Family Poeciliidae (live-bearing fishes) Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard), mosquitofish W Order Atheriniformes Family Atherinidae (silversides) Labidesthes sicculus (Cope), I brook silverside Menida beryllina (Cope), inland S silverside Order Mugiliformes Family Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, striped S mullet Order Gasterosteiformers S (sticklebacks) Family Gasterosteidae (sticklebacks) Culaea inconstans (Kirtland), N, SE brook stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus, NW Linnaeus, threespine stickleback Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus), NW ninespine stickleback Order Scorpaeniformes Family Cottidae (sculpins) Cottus bairdi (Girard, mottled I sculpin C.