New York Natural Heritage Program
Inland Silverside
Menidia beryllina (Cope, 1867)
Ray-finned Fishes

Global Distribution [-]
Inland silversides can be found in estuaries along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Veracruz, Mexico (Lee et al. 1980). Inland populations exist in the Mississippi River system as far north as the mouth of the Ohio River and the Red River system as far west as Lake Texoma, Oklahoma (Weinstein 1986). Other inland populations can be found in Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, and California, some most likely introduced (Carpenter 2002, Weinstein 1986).
Best Places to See
• Marshes, creeks, and ponds around the Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island (Suffolk County)