Please add Topsmelt, Atherinops affinis

Common Name: 
Topsmelt
Scientific Name: 
Atherinops affinis
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Comments: 
Very similar in characteristics to Jacksmelt and California Grunion. Jacksmelt's anal fin starts between the two dorsal fins, while Topsmelts anal fin will start at the same point as the first dorsal fin. Grunion can be eliminated by looking at how the mouth hinges open. It isn't actually a smelt, but a common name for a type of saltwater silverside
Species Assigned: 
Topsmelt
Adult Size : 
Standard
Proposed Species Group: 
Saltwater Fishes
Region Caught: 
North America
Closed Without Identification: 
No