Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Osmeriformes > Family: Osmeridae > Genus: Hypomesus > Species: Hypomesus pretiosus

Silver smelt - Hypomesus pretiosus (Girard, 1854)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Eperlan French Fishbase
Eperlano-do-Pacífico Portuguese Fishbase
Kaliforniiskaya malorotaya koryushka Russian Fishbase
Kleinmauliger kalifornischer German Fishbase
Morskaya malorotaya koryushka Russian Fishbase
Silver smelt English Fishbase
Stynka przybojowa Polish Fishbase
Surf smelt English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Hypomesus pretiosus pretiosus (Girard, 1854)
Argentina pretiosa Girard, 1854

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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