Atherinella callida Chernoff, 1986

Cunning silverside



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct (Burkhead, 2012)

Last record: 1957

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


Estimated date of extinction: 1957 (Burkhead, 2012). Which contradicts a quote elsewhere within the same paper: "captured only once, in 1962" (Burkhead, 2012).



North America


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Chernoff, Barry. (1986). Systematics of American Atherinid Fishes of the Genus Atherinella. I. The Subgenus Atherinella. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 138(1): 86-188. [Abstract]


Other references:

Burkhead, Noel M. (2012). Extinction Rates in North American Freshwater Fishes, 1900–2010. BioScience 62(9): 798-808.

Eschmeyer, W.N. 1998. Catalog of fishes. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA.

Garrido, A., M.L. Cuevas, H. Cotler, D.I. González & R. Tharme. 2010. El estado de alteración ecohidrológica de los ríos de México, pp. 108–111. In: Cotler A.H. (ed.). Las cuencas hidrográficas de México: Diagnóstico y priorización. SEMARNAT-INE- FGRA. Printed in México.

Harrison, I.J. and Stiassny, M.L.J. 1999. The quiet crisis a preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the world that are extinct or “missing in action” in R. McPhee (ed.). Extinctions in near time. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers: 271- 331.

Jelks, Howard L., Walsh, Stephen J., Burkhead, Noel M., Contreras-Balderas, Salvador, Díaz-Pardo, Edmundo, Hendrickson, Dean A., Lyons, J., Mandrak, Nicholas E., McCormick, Frank, Nelson, Joseph F., Platania, Steven P., Porter, Brady A., Renaud, Claude B., Schmitter-Soto, Juan Jacabo, Taylor, Eric B. and Warren, Melvin L. Jr. (2008). Conservation status of imperiled North American freshwater and diadromous fishes. Fisheries 33(8): 372-407.

Mercado Silva, N. (2019). Atherinella callida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T191116A1970358. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Miller, R.R. (with the collaboration of W.L. Minckley and S.M. Norris). 2005. Freshwater Fishes of Mexico. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois.


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