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Hypoatherina harringtonensis
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Hypoatherina harringtonensis

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Main identification features
  • bony crest on head;snout blunt
  • large eye
  • 1st dorsal fin : v-vi, origin before a
  • mouth oblique, not extendible


Eye large; head relatively deep, with bony crest on top, top profile straight; mouth not extendible, large (reaching to under front edge of eye); top of upper jaw straight; teeth small, simple, none on tongue; projection at rear of lower jaw inside mouth large, high; gill rakers long, slender; dorsal origin well before anal origin, near middle of standard length; V-VI spines on first dorsal fin; anus under base of 1st dorsal fin; pelvics inserted nearer pectoral base than anus; large scales under pectoral base and on operculum.

A tropical genus with 9 species, found in the Indo-central Pacific and tropical west Atlantic; one species from the latter area was introduced into our region.

  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Goode, G. B., 1877., A preliminary catalogue of the reptiles, fishes, and leptocardians of the Bermudas, with descriptions of four species of fishes believed to be new., Am. J. Sci. Arts., 14:289-298.
  • Jordan , D.S. and Evermann, B.W., 1896., The fishes of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the species of fish-like vertebrates found in the waters of North America, north of the Isthmus of Panama. Part I., Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus., 47:1-1240.
  • Schultz, L.P., 1948., A revision of six subfamilies of Atherine fishes, with descriptions of new genera and species., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 98:1-48.


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