Greater silver smelt

Greater silver smelt, Argentina silus

Coloured pencil on paper

Artist: Jacqueline Gomes

The silver smelt is also called the greater silver smelt, greater Argentine or just Argentine. They can grow up to 60 cm long, which is significantly longer than other smelt fish that rarely exceed 25 cm in length – hence the name greater silver smelt – and can be found across the northern hemisphere.

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