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American shad

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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

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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 - Department of Natural Resources - Maryland.gov

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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.

American Shad, Alosa sapidissima ~ MarineBio.org

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

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

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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 (Alosa sapidissima) - FactSheet

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Sep 20, 2016 ... Nonindigenous Occurrences: American Shad were first transported to the west coast when the U.S. Fish Commission relocated the species ...

ADW: Alosa sapidissima: INFORMATION

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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  ...

Chapter 2 AMERICAN SHAD (Alosa sapidissima) - Atlantic States ...

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American Shad General Habitat Description and Introduction. American shad ( Alosa sapidissima) are an anadromous, pelagic, highly migratory, schooling ...

Shad & River Herring - species - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries ...

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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 ...

Alosa sapidissima, American shad : fisheries, gamefish - FishBase

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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.

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American Shad

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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 ...

American shad - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Sep 7, 2010 ... Life History. American shad are anadromous, migrating from the ocean to freshwater specifically to reproduce. Adult shad enter the river in the ...

Delaware River Basin Commission|American Shad Facts

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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 ...