Killarney shad

Alosa killarnensis is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Alosa.

The Killarney shad is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Killarney Shad (or goureen) (Alosa fallax killarnensis) is a land-locked lake-dwelling sub-species of twaite shad, a mostly marine species. It is unique to the Lakes of Killarney. It is rarely seen because it feeds mainly on plankton and thus is rarely caught by fishers. More

Photo: Two Goureen, or Killarney shad, landlocked shad from Lough Leane, Co. Kerry The landlocked Killarney shad lives entirely within L. Leane. Adults have been encountered by CFB in studies on this lake in 1991 and 1999. More

The Killarney shad is a unique form (Killarniensis) of one of the marine herring family which migrates into estuaries to breed. More

Killarney shad is a sub-species of twaite shad found throughout Europe. Dwindling in number, arctic char is a fragile relict species that has survived from the last ice age. More

4 Killarney shad word_icon * 8.5 Vertigo species,shining sickle moss word_icon * 8.6 Killarney fern, otter, marsh fritillary, kerry slug word_icon * 8. More

Killarney Shad, Shad, Twait Shad, Twaite, Twaite Shad Common Names in Faroese: Stavsild Common Names in Finnish: Täpläsilli, T�pl�silli Common Names in French: Alauze, Alose Feinte, Alose-Finte, Astouna, Caluyau, Couvreux, Feinte, More

Order : Clupeiformes
Family : Clupeidae
Genus : Alosa
Species : Alosa killarnensis
Authority : Regan, 1916