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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Atherinomorphae
Ordo: Atheriniformes
Subordo: Atherinoidei

Familia: Atherinidae
Subfamilia: Atherininae
Genus: Kestratherina
Species: K. brevirostris – K. esox

Kestratherina Pavlov, Ivantsoff, Last & Crowley, 1988

Gender: feminine

Type species: Atherinichthys esox Klunzinger, 1872, by original designation.

Pavlov, A., W. Ivantsoff, P. R. Last & L. E. L. M. Crowley (1988) Kestratherina brevirostris, a new genus and species of silverside (Pisces: Atherinidae) with a review of atherinid marine and estuarine genera of southern Australia. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 39: 385–397.


Kestratherina – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Kestratherina is a genus of silversides endemic to the eastern Indian Ocean off southern Australia.

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[2]

Kestratherina brevirostris (A. Pavlov, Ivantsoff, Last & Crowley, 1988) (short-snout hardyhead)
Kestratherina esox (Klunzinger, 1872) (pikehead hardyhead)


Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Kestratherina". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Kestratherina in FishBase. June 2012 version.

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