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Temporal range: Pliocene to Present[1]
Atlantic silverside.jpg
Menidia menidia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae
Genus: Menidia
Bonaparte, 1836

Menidia is a genus of Neotropical silversides native to freshwater, brackish and marine habitats along the Atlantic coast of North and Central America. The species M. clarkhubbsi, an all-female species, reproduces asexually.[2]


There are currently seven recognized species in this genus: [3]


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  2. ^ Echelle and Mosier 1982
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Menidia in FishBase. June 2012 version.