Definitions for: Silversides


[n] the common North American shiner
[n] small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; found along the Atlantic coast of the United States



Webster (1913) Definition: Sil"ver*sides`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of small fishes of the family
Atherinid[ae], having a silvery stripe along each side of
the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia
notata}) is very abundant. Called also silverside, {sand
smelt}, friar, tailor, and tinker.

Brook silversides (Zo["o]l.), a small fresh-water North
American fish (Labadesthes sicculus) related to the
marine silversides.

Synonyms: common shiner, Notropis cornutus, silverside

See Also: acanthopterygian, Atherinidae, Atherinopsis californiensis, family Atherinidae, genus Notropis, jacksmelt, Notropis, shiner, spiny-finned fish

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