Leptatherina is a genus of silversides, one freshwater and one marine, native to Australia.

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinidae
Subfamily: Atherininae
Genus: LeptatherinaA. Pavlov, Ivantsoff, Last & Crowley, 1988
Type species
Atherina presbyteroides
Richardson, 1843[1]


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

  • Leptatherina presbyteroides (J. Richardson, 1843)
  • Leptatherina wallacei (Prince, Ivantsoff & Potter, 1982) (western hardyhead)


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