Atherinopsis californiensis


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Noun1.Atherinopsis californiensis - a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length)Atherinopsis californiensis - a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length)
silverside, silversides - small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
Atherinopsis, genus Atherinopsis - a genus of Atherinidae
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In the estuarine areas it can be confused with small Topsmelt, Jacksmelt, Atherinopsis californiensis, and California Grunion, Leuresthes tenuis.
The catch in that area was dominated numerically by jacksmelt (Atherinopsis californiensis, 39%) and Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii, 39%), with smaller landings of northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax, 6%), juvenile Chinook salmon (5%), and surf smelt (Hypomesus pretiosus, 2%).
Thus, Group 1 included northern anchovy, Pacific herring, topsmelt, jacksmelt (Atherinopsis californiensis), Mississippi silverside (Menidia audens), rainwater killifish, bay pipefish, Pacific staghorn sculpin, yellowfin goby, arrow goby (Clevelandia ios), longjaw mudsucker, and starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus).