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Atlantic Silverside


Menidia menidia

  • Description Description Icon
    The Atlantic Silverside resembles a small smelt. It has a silvery line along its sides. They school over shallow water along the coast. There are two fins on its back; the first is very small with only 4 spines. Grows to 13.7 cm.
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    They often follow the tide in search of small crustaceans, marine worms, fish fry and eggs. In turn, they are important food for other species.