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 (sĭl′vər-sīd′) also sil·ver·sides (-sīdz′)
Any of various chiefly marine fishes of the order Atheriniformes, characteristically having a broad silvery band along each side and including the grunion.


(ˈsɪl vərˌsaɪdz)

n., pl. -sides.
any small fish of the worldwide family Atherinidae, having a silvery sheen, as Menidia menidia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silversides - small fishes having a silver stripe along each sidesilversides - small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Atherinidae, family Atherinidae - small spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water
Atherinopsis californiensis, jacksmelt - a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length)
2.silversides - the common North American shinersilversides - the common North American shiner  
shiner - any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis
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2011) found fewer genetic distinctions in allozymes and mtDNA, respectively, between the Mississippi and Inland Silversides than between the Inland Silverside and the Tidewater Silverside.
The tours also feature restored classic coaches, such as the 1914 Hupmobile, 1931 Mack, 1937 Yellow Coach, 1947 Silversides, 1948 ACF Brill I-41, 1954 Scenicruiser, 1968 Scenicruiser and the 1984 Americruiser 2.
For this reason anchovies are often grouped into the general term whitebait, which can also include herring, sardines, and silversides.
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This year the event is being supported by Yorkshire cycling professional Emma Silversides.
Fishing cutbaits like squid, Spanish sardines, ballyhoo, silversides, threadfin herring and live pilchards behind the boat as you chum is the best way to get in on the action.
Silversides and Scott (2001) reported that quality measurements based on the albumen height of fresh eggs are biased by the strain and age of the hens.
The winner is owned by David Silversides, a part-time member of the raceday staff at Ripon.
Rebecca Silversides, assistant manager at Nevisport in Middlesbrough, says: "I love camping - I went to Keswick last year and have been to a few festivals.
To experimentally address the question, Conover and his colleagues caught hundreds of silversides (Menidia menidia) in Great South Bay, N.
To set up the experiment, Conover and his team caught hundreds of silversides, small fish usually used as bait, in Great South Bay, New York.
But, the six genera that do show true TSD, including the Menidia silversides and the Apistogramma cichlids, could see their sex ratios skewed by global warming.