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Boeseman's rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani, red variety

The Atheriniformes, also known as the silversides, are an order of ray-finned fishes that includes the Old World silversides, the Neotropical silversides, and several less-familiar families. The only prehistoric silverside is Palaeoatherina. You can find them in tropical and temperate marine and freshwater environments.

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Nelson 2016 classifies the families as follows:

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  1. Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Atherina". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 16 July 2019.

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