Silversides


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Silversides are the members of the Atherinidae family. They are found from tropical to temperate waters. They have two widely separated dorsal fins, the first with flexible spines and the second with one spine followed by soft rays. Their anal fin have one spine followed by soft rays and pectoral fins high on body. Their anus located behind pelvic fin base. Their maximum length are 60 cm. They feed mainly on zooplankton. There are 14 genera and about 70 species worldwide.

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Scientific Name: Atherinomorus duodecimalis  (Valenciennes, 1835)
English Name: Tropical Silverside
Local Malay Name: Ikan Paku, Ikan Perak,Paku-renyau Perak
Size: Maximum standard length 11 cm.