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Noun1.Atherinopsis - a genus of AtherinidaeAtherinopsis - a genus of Atherinidae    
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
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)
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In the estuarine areas it can be confused with small Topsmelt, Jacksmelt, Atherinopsis californiensis, and California Grunion, Leuresthes tenuis.
Estimated Species Margin type age (yr) Stage Merluccius productus translucent 12 early (Pacific hake) Atherinopsis californiensis translucent 1 late (jacksmelt) Sebastes flavidus (yellowtail translucent 14 mid-late rockfish) S.
For these comparisons, we examined proximal, middle and distal regions of the intestine of Atherinops affinis, from both kelp forest and estuarine habitats, and Atherinopsis californiensis and Leuresthes tenuis both from open coastal habitats.