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American shad


The American shad (Alosa sapidissima), is a species of anadromous clupeid fish naturally distributed on the North American coast of the North Atlantic, from ...

American Shad - Chesapeake Bay Program


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 spring ...

American Shad - Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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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 ...

American Shad, Alosa sapidissima ~ MarineBio.org


Find out what's known about American Shad, Alosa sapidissima, Actinopterygii, Clupeiformes, Clupeidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...

American Shad (Alosa sapidissima)


Largest of the river herring Family, American shad average around 3 lbs., with fish up to 5 lbs. common. Silver-sided with greenish-blue back; deep bodied from  ...

Delaware River Basin Commission|American Shad Facts


Nov 14, 2014 ... The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Adults commonly reach four to eight pounds. The largest recorded shad caught ...

American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) - FactSheet


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 - BioKIDS - University of Michigan


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 ...

Alosa sapidissima, American shad : fisheries, gamefish - FishBase


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.

ADW: Alosa sapidissima: INFORMATION


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  ...

American Shad
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes Family: Clupeidae Genus: Alosa
Species: A. (A.) sapidissima
The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. It is not closely related to the other North American shads. Rather, it seems to form a lineage that diverged... More »
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American Shad


American shad are anadromous fish, meaning they spend most of their lives in saltwater but spawn in freshwater. Shad are found along the Atlantic seaboard ...

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Shad. Life Cycle. American. Shad of. The American shad belongs to the her- ring family (Genus: Alosa). It is the largest her- ring in North America and can grow ...

American Shad - North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission


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  ...