Iso (fish)

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Iso flosmaris
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Suborder: Atherinoidei
Family: Isonidae
Rosen, 1964[1]
Genus: Iso
D. S. Jordan & Starks, 1901
Type species
Iso flosmaris
D.S. Jordan & Starks, 1901[2]

Iso is an Indo-Pacific genus of silversides, commonly called surf sardines, the only genus in the monogeneric family Isonidae, they were formerly classified in the family Notocheiridae alongside the surf silverside but they are now thought to be within the suborder Atherinoidei while the surf silverside is classified in the suborder Atherinopsoidei, along with the Neotropical silversides.[3] It contains five species to date, the first of which was described in 1895.


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[4]


  1. ^ Bailly, Nicolas (2017). "Isonidae Rosen, 1964". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Iso". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  3. ^ J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. pp. 357–358. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Iso in FishBase. June 2012 version.