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Odontesthes regia  (Humboldt, 1821)

Chilean silverside
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Atherinopsidae (Neotropical silversides) > Atherinopsinae
Etymology: Odontesthes: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek,esthes = suit, something used to wrap (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; pelagic-neritic.   Tropical, preferred 19°C (Ref. 107945); 5°S - 47°S, 85°W - 70°W

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South America: Paíta, Peru to Aysén, Chile.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10950)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in schools. Is mainly diurnal. Feeds primarily on the eggs of Engraulis ringens (Ref. 9120).

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Dyer, B.S., 1998. Phylogenetic systematics and historical biogeography of the neotropical silverside family Atherinopsidae (Teleostei: Atheriniformes). p. 519-536. In L.R. Malabarba, R.E. Reis, R.P. Vari, Z.M.S. Lucena and C.A.S. Lucena (eds.) Phylogeny and classification of neotropical fishes. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. (Ref. 33128)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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