Atherinopsis californiensis

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Atherinopsis californiensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae
Genus: Atherinopsis
Girard, 1854
Species: A. californiensis
Binomial name
Atherinopsis californiensis
Girard, 1854

Atherinopsis californiensis, the jack silverside or jacksmelt,[1] is a species of neotropical silverside native to the Pacific coast of North America from Oregon, United States to southern Baja California, Mexico. This species grows to 45 cm (18 in)in total length and is important commercially as a source of human food. It is the only known member of its genus.

Other common names[edit]

California smelt, blue smelt, horse smelt, peixe rey, pescado del rey, pesce rey, silverside


External links[edit]

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