Rough silverside

The Rough silverside lives in the pelagic-neritic, marine environment.

Not enough Rough Silverside stations were sampled until 1980 1980 28 147 0.44 0.00 1. More

The rough silverside occurs in higher salinity marshes and along the beach. Its common name comes from the fact the it has roughened scales, which in larger fish may be detected by running your finger alaong the sides of the fish. More

Nonindigenous Occurrences: The rough silverside has been stocked as a forage fish in the Amistad and Falcon reservoirs on the Rio Grande River, Texas (Hubbs et al. 1991). More

grows up to approximately 5 inches, while the Rough Silverside is smaller. Both are abundant in the bay and are important bait or forage fish for bigger fish like Bluefish and Striped Bass. More

Common names

pejerrey rasposo in Spanish (español)
rough silverside in English
Ru stribefisk in Danish (dansk)
大头糙银汉鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
大頭糙銀漢魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Atheriniformes
Family : Atherinopsidae
Genus : Membras
Species : Membras martinica
Authority : Valenciennes, 1835