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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 ...

www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/shad.htm

Native Americans harvested shad during the annual spring spawning runs and ... American shad are anadromous fish, meaning they spend most of their lives in ...

www.fws.gov/fisheries/fishmigration/american_shad.html

Mar 14, 2017 ... American shad. My Scientific Name. Alosa sapidissima. By the Numbers. I can be from 16 to 30 inches long and weigh 4 to 7 pounds (females ...

www.chesapeakebay.net/S=0/fieldguide/critter/american_shad

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 ...

www.orvis.com/news/fly-fishing/fish-facts-american-shad-alosa-sapidissima

Jan 11, 2017 ... The American shad features a silvery body, blue-green back, and dark spots starting near the top of the gill plate and running laterally rearward, ...

dnr.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/Fish-Facts.aspx?fishname=American%20Shad

American shad are a schooling and highly migratory species. Historically, American shad spawned in virtually every accessible river and tributary along the  ...

nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=491

Nonindigenous Occurrences: American Shad were first transported to the west coast when the U.S. Fish Commission relocated the species from the Hudson ...

animaldiversity.org/accounts/Alosa_sapidissima

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  ...

www.fishbase.org/summary/1584

North America: Newfoundland (Ref. 1998), the St. Lawrence River, and Nova Scotia southward to central Florida. Due to introductions into the Sacramento and  ...