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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


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


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 ...

How to get the best out of this bony but flavorful fish: Shad are to many a harbinger of spring. You can fillet a shad, but it takes skill and even for those of us who are good at it, the process is time-consuming and requires a surgically sharp knife to perform. Shad... More »
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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 ...

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 - 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 ...

Life Cycle American Shad Life Cycle American Shad - Pennsylvania ...


www.fish.state.pa.us. Pennsylvania Angler & Boater • July-August 2005. 51. Life Cycle. The. American. Shad. Life Cycle. American. Shad of. The American shad ...

AMERICAN SHAD - Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission


Dec 16, 1996 ... American shad was introduced in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800's, and in 1990 the population of shad entering the Columbia River was ...

Popular Q&A
Q: What is an American Shad's life span?
A: American Shads live up to 11 years in the Alantic populations. But in California there is no record of American Shads living any longer than 7 years. Read More »
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Q: What is the scientific name of the American shad?
A: The scientific name for Amrican shad is Alosa sapidissima, alosa. Read More »
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Q: What is the meaning of common american shad?
A: common american shad: shad of Atlantic coast of North America Read More »
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Q: What's the definition of common american shad?
A: common american shad: shad of Atlantic coast of North America Read More »
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Q: How old can a American shad fish get?
A: about 3 to 4 years old. Read More »
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