Twaite shad

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Ecology of Allis Shad Alosa alosa and Twaite Shad Alosa fallax in the Solway Firth, Scotland Auteur(s) / Author(s) MAITLAND Peter S. (1) ; LYLE Alex A. More

The twait shad or twaite shad (Alosa fallax) is a species of fish in the Clupeidae family. More

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twaite shad some weeks later) they congregate, and in great numbers ascend large rivers, such as the Severn (and formerly the Thames), the Seine, the Rhine, the Nile, &c., in order to deposit their spawn. More

The Twaite Shad fish is more common than the Allis Shad - with the same appearance and habits - though much smaller. Even when adult it retains a row of dark spots on the upper part of the body. More

Age-0 twaite shad were found to be distributed in the entire study area between Geesthacht (skm 595) and Cuxhaven (skm 714). Highest abondance and biomass values were estimated in the main spawning and nursery areas during late spring and summer. More

4 Angling for adult twaite shad and liaison with anglers Angling for twaite shad was undertaken on one occasion at Carrick-on-Suir on the Suir, in the area where shad traditionally congregated to spawn, without success. Two site visits to St. More

where twaite shad have been known to breed i.e. the Slaney, Suir, Munster Blackwater, Barrow and Nore. In addition, the unique landlocked population of twaite shad in L. Leane, Killarney is also protected within an SAC. More

gills – twaite shad have only 40-60 gill-rakers (comb-like structures that are used to filter zooplankton) on the first gill arch, whereas allis shad have 90-130. More

Allis and twaite shad are the only two members of the herring family found in fresh water in the UK. Both look like large herring (adults can be over two kg in weight) and were formerly eaten in Britain before numbers declined and the fisheries collapsed. More

The Twaite shad has six to ten spots along it side, whereas the Allis shad has only three. The Twaite shad is 25 - 40 cm and the Allis Shad is larger being 30 - 50cm. More

Allis and Twaite shad are fish that belong to the herring family. Once widely fished, both species have experienced a decline in numbers in Europe, resulting in their absence from many UK rivers. More

Ecology of the Allis and Twaite Shad add a comment about this item Author(s) / Editor(s) Maitland, P.S. & Hatton-Ellis, T.W. More

twaite shad in icelandic waters, Hiking Trails Iceland TWAITE SHAD Alosa fallax . . More

40 cm length, twaite shad are usually smaller than allis shad, which measure 30-50 cm. More

The twaite shad Alosa fallax is a member of the herring family. It is difficult to distinguish from its close relative 1102 Allis shad Alosa alosa. More

Migratory fish: twaite shad in the Westerschelde = Twaite shad is a migratory fish that went extinct in the Netherlands in the early 20th century. More

Twaite ShadShad are herring-like fish that spend most of their adult lives in the sea but spawn in rivers (or, occasionally, in the upper reaches of estuaries) and usually migrate through estuaries in spring months on their way to the spawning grounds. More

The Allis Shad and Twaite Shad occur along the Atlantic coast of Europe, South to the Iberian Peninsula Including the Mediterranian Sea. More

The twaite shad occurs along the west coast of Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, and in the lower reaches of a few large rivers along these coasts. More

The Twaite shad has also declined and spawning populations are thought to be restricted to the Severn, Usk, Wye and Twyi and possibly rivers feeding the Solway Firth. More

Twaite Shad in the River Usk Vibrock’s consultants have been involved in several long-term projects, one of which involved noise and vibration monitoring during the installation of a 40 kilometre long pipeline. The 1. More

Order : Clupeiformes
Family : Clupeidae
Genus : Alosa
Species : Alosa fallax
Authority : Lacep