Surf silverside

The surf silverside (Notocheirus hubbsi) is a species of silverside from the order Atheriniformes found along the Pacific coast of Argentina and Chile.[1] It is the only known member of its family and molecular evidence points to this species being sister to the Neotropical silversides of the family Atherinopsidae, with the Notocheiridae and the Atherinopsidae making up the suborder Atherinopsoidei. This species is characterised by the absence of a first dorsal fin.[2] This species was described by Howard W. Clark in 1937 from types collected in the harbour of Valparaíso, Chile,[3] and the specific name honours the American ichthyologist and authority on silversides, Carl Leavitt Hubbs (1894-1979).[4]

Surf silverside
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Suborder: Atherinopsoidei
Family: Notocheiridae
Schultz, 1950
Genus: Notocheirus
H. W. Clark, 1937
N. hubbsi
Binomial name
Notocheirus hubbsi


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Notocheirus hubbsi" in FishBase. April 2019 version.
  2. ^ J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. p. 357. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Notocheirus hubbsi". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  4. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (1 January 2019). "Order ATHERINIFORMES: Families ATHERINOPSIDAE, ATHERINIDAE and ATHERIONIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 27 June 2019.