American gizzard shad

Like other gizzard shads, the body is deep somewhat forward of the middle.

The American gizzard shad lives in the pelagic-neritic, anadromous, freshwater, brackish, marine, depth range - 33 m environment.

The American gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedianum, is a fish of the herring family Clupeidae native to fresh and salt waters of eastern North America. Like other gizzard shads, the body is deep somewhat forward of the middle. More

Like the American gizzard shad the Threadfin Shad has an elongated dorsal ray, but unlike the gizzard shad its mouth is more terminal without projecting upper jaw. The fins of Threadfin shad often have a yellowish color especially the caudal fin. More

new invader, the American gizzard shad, has experienced a population explosion here at Arizona’s largest inland lake. “This species looks like threadfin shad on steroids,” said Fisheries Chief Kirk Young. More

Common names

Alosa americana in Italian (Italiano)
alose à gésier in French (français)
Alose à gésier américaine in French (français)
Alose américaine in French (français)
Alose noyer in French (français)
American gizzard shad in English
Amerikansk kråsesild in Danish (dansk)
Dorosoma in Polish (polski)
Dorosoma dlouhoploutvá in Czech (česky)
Draadvinnige elft in Dutch (Nederlands)
eastern gizzard shad in English
Fadenflossige Alse in German (Deutsch)
Gizzard mud in English
Gizzard nanny shad in English
gizzard shad in English
Gizzard winter shad in English
hickory shad in English
Kråsesild in Danish (dansk)
Kupusilli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
mud shad in English
Nanny shad in English
Sábalo molleja in Spanish (español)
sardina molleja in Spanish (español)
Sável de papo in Portuguese (Português)
Sável-de-papo in Portuguese (Português)
Skipjack in English
Vimpelsill in Swedish (Svenska)
Winter shad in English
доросома северная in Russian (русский язык)
美洲真鰶 in Chinese (中文)
美洲真鰶 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Clupeiformes
Family : Clupeidae
Genus : Dorosoma
Species : Dorosoma cepedianum
Authority : Lesueur, 1818