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These are small fishes, smelt-like in appearance, except that they have a spiny dorsal fin as well as a soft dorsal fin; do not have the adipose fin, and have much smaller mouths than the smelt. Two species are known from the Gulf of Maine.
|KEY TO GULF OF MAINE SILVERSIDES|
|1.||About 24 rays in the anal fin||—||Common silverside, p. 302.|
|Only about 15 or 16 rays in the anal fin||—||Waxen silverside, p. 304.|