Family: New World Silversides (Atherinopsidae)
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Inland silversides are commonly used in toxicological studies that assess the sensitivity of these fish to various water pollutants such as chlorine and water-soluble extracts of crude oil (Weinstein 1986).
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The rank is based on a limited distribution in the state. Additional information on the population and threats is needed to better inform the state rank.
The short-term trends are unknown (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 2006).
The long-term trends are unknown (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 2006).