Definition of Atherinopsis californiensis
1. Noun. A relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length).
Generic synonyms: Silverside, Silversides
Group relationships: Atherinopsis, Genus Atherinopsis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Atherinopsis Californiensis
Literary usage of Atherinopsis californiensis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"Blue Smelt or Pez del Rey, Atherinopsis californiensis Girard. San Diego. in the sea along the California coast, where they are known familiarly as "blue ..."
2. The Resources of California: Comprising Agriculture, Mining, Geography by John Shertzer Hittell (1869)
"Its food is chiefly shell-fish. § 120.' Smelts.—We have four species of fish called smelts (Atherinopsis californiensis, ..."
3. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1882)
":>U. Atherinopsis californiensis (urani. CALIFORNIA SMELT. Eleven specimens, L'% to 4}-4' inches long, ..."
4. The Big Game Fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick Holder (1903)
"... the California smelt, Atherinopsis californiensis, — the latter preferred on account of its firmness. The California flying-fish, ..."