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Menidia conchorum (Key silverside)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Key silverside (Menidia conchorum) is a species of fish in the Atherinopsidae family. It is endemic to the United States. The Key silverside has been recently recommended for threatened status by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The species is a U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service Species of Concern. Species of Concern are those species about which the U.S. Government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, has some concerns regarding status and threats, but for which insufficient information is available to indicate a need to list the species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).
View Wikipedia Record: Menidia conchorum

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Menidia conchorum


Adult Length [1]  1.968 inches (5 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Pelagophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States


Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Western Central; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: lower Florida Keys in USA.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
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