Atherinopsoidei is a suborder of the order Atheriniformes comprising two families, both of which are restricted to the Americas.

Atherinopsis californiensis pair.jpg
California smelt Atherinopsis californiensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Suborder: Atherinopsoidei


The suborder contains the following families:[1]


  1. ^ J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. p. 355. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.
  2. ^ Bailly, Nicolas (2017). "Atherinopsidae Fitzinger, 1873". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 18 June 2019.