Habitat:Open and inshore water from Canada to Florida
- Atlantic Silversides are obligate shoalers, becoming physically stressed if they are not in a school; this stress can contribute to health problems and potentially lead to death
- Atlantic Silversides are a favorite prey of many larger fish including striped bass, bluefish, and flounders.
- The silver and translucent body makes it difficult for predators to pick out individuals in a school
- Atlantic Silversides mature in 1 year, and very few make it to 2 years old.