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
A large and distinctive shoulder spot may be followed by several faint spots.
American shad also have sharp saw-like scales or "scutes" along the belly.
Find out what's known about American Shad, Alosa sapidissima, Actinopterygii,
Clupeiformes, Clupeidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...
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 ...
Sep 20, 2016 ... Nonindigenous Occurrences: American Shad were first transported to the west
coast when the U.S. Fish Commission relocated the species ...
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 General Habitat Description and Introduction. American shad (
Alosa sapidissima) are an anadromous, pelagic, highly migratory, schooling ...
Young angler with an American shad. Photo credit: Peter L. Groves, Woo's Shad
Fishing. Species of shad and river herring once supported the largest and most ...
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.