Atherinella pachylepis (Günther, 1864)
Thickscale silverside
Atherinella pachylepis
photo by FAO

Family:  Atherinopsidae (Neotropical silversides), subfamily: Menidiinae
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Cutuco, El Salvador (Ref. 9273) to Peru (Ref. 11482). Not recorded from Costa Rica (Ref. 9273).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Forms aggregations in shallow bays and coastal reefs (Ref. 11482).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Dyer, Brian S. - 03.10.00

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