Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Goode, 1877)
Reef silverside
photo by Johnson, L.

Family:  Atherinidae (Silversides), subfamily: Atherinomorinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and Yucatan, Mexico to northern South America. Antilles, western Caribbean (Ref. 26938). Southeast Pacific: known only from Tumaco, Colombia (Ref. 9273).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Head rather narrow, not conspicuously wider than body (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Found on coral reefs. Feeds on zooplankton. Caught with dip nets, with the help of artificial lights. Occurs in large schools in shallow waters (Ref. 26938)
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 29.01.01
Checked by: Dyer, Brian S. - 29.08.00

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