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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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