The American shad (Alosa sapidissima), is a species of anadromous clupeid fish
naturally distributed on the North American coast of the North Atlantic, from ...
Also known as white shad, the American shad is a thin river herring with a
metallic body and dark spots on its shoulder. It visits the Chesapeake Bay each
Historically, American shad spawned in virtually every accessible river and
tributary along the Atlantic coast from the Bay of Fundy, Canada to the St. Johns ...
Find out what's known about American Shad, Alosa sapidissima, Actinopterygii,
Clupeiformes, Clupeidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...
Adult American shad are predicted to swim over 19,000 km in their lifetime,
during which they are found in many habitats. During summer and fall, American
Native to Atlantic slope basins, American shad are an anadromous species,
meaning that they spend the majority of their adult life in the ocean and only enter
Nonindigenous Occurrences: American Shad were first transported to the west
coast when the U.S. Fish Commission relocated the species from the Hudson ...
American shad have sharp scales on their stomach and chest like a saw. Their
body is thin from side to side and long from top to bottom. Their backs are shiny ...
5 days ago ... American shad are the signature fish of the modern Columbia River, at least in
terms of numbers. Salmon and steelhead once were among the ...
Image of Alosa sapidissima (American shad) ... halec = pickle, dealing with the
Greek word hals = salt; it is also the old Saxon name for shad = "alli" ; 1591 (Ref.