Menidia

Menidia is a genus of Neotropical silversides native to freshwater, brackish and marine habitats along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of North America, ranging from the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Canada to the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. The species M. clarkhubbsi, an all-female species, reproduces asexually.[4]

Menidia
Temporal range: Pliocene to Present[1]
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Menidia menidia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae
Subfamily: Menidiinae
Tribe: Mendiniini
Genus: Menidia
Bonaparte, 1836
Type species
Atherina menidia
Linnaeus, 1766[2]
Synonyms[3]
  • Argyrea De Kay, 1842
  • Ischnomembras Fowler, 1903
  • Menidiella Schultz, 1948
  • Phoxargyrea Fowler, 1903

SpeciesEdit

There are currently eight recognized species in this genus:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2007-12-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Menidia". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Genera in the family Atherinopsidae". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  4. ^ Echelle and Mosier 1982
  5. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Menidia in FishBase. April 2019 version.