Threadfin shad

The Threadfin Shad, Dorosoma petenense, is a small pelagic planktivor common in rivers, large streams, and reservoirs of the Southeastern United States.

The Threadfin shad lives in the pelagic-neritic, anadromous, freshwater, brackish, marine, depth range 0 - 15 m environment.

The Threadfin Shad, Dorosoma petenense, is a small pelagic planktivor common in rivers, large streams, and reservoirs of the Southeastern United States. More

Threadfin shad can also produce large numbers of offspring which will out-compete sport fish species for food. More

Threadfin Shad Information = Threadfin Shad Fact Sheet - By Ronnie Garrison, About. More

Stocking threadfin shad is most effective in late March through early May. More

Threadfin ShadThreadfin shad have proven to be an excellent forage fish for largemouth bass in fertile lakes and ponds. Threadfin rarely exceed 5 to 7 inches in length, making them an ideal-size food item for almost all bass. More

Gizzard and threadfin Shad start life together feeding on plankton in open surface water. Threadfin remain in open water during their entire life, moving shallow to spawn or forced into shallow cover by predator attacks. More

Threadfin shad live primarily on microscopic plant and animal life, phytoplankton and zooplankton, which is why they are often found around rock riprap, bridge and dock pilings, and areas with gentle current where algae grows or is washed into the system. More

Threadfin shad are often called into action to play the role of diversification. If you are considering using threadfin shad, here are some facts about this sleek, fast reproducing fish. More

threadfin shad in two Ozark reservoirs, pp. 3-11. In: Reservoir fisheries and limnology. G. E. Hall, ed, Spec. Publ., no8, American Fisheries Society, Washington D.C. Berry, F.H., M.T. Huish, and H. Moody. 1959. More

Threadfin Shad: Food for Thought By Wayne Gustaveson March/April 1995 Most bass waters in the West are man-made impoundments without a natural population of predator and prey fish. More

The threadfin shad (Dorosoma petenense) has been described as the "perfect" forage fish, and indeed, it comes close. More

gizzard shad and threadfin shad, both members of the herring family, Clupidae. These species are usually found in large, constantly moving schools. More

CHARACTERISTICS: Like the gizzard shad, the threadfin shad has an elongated posterior dorsal ray, but its mouth is terminal and the lower margin of its upper jaw is not notched. The anal fin has 20 to 28 rays; the dorsal, 10 to 13. More

Threadfin shad is stocked in private lakes as a forage fish. Is this a rip-off? You be the judge. Threadfin Shad are quite temperature sensitive, they are intolerant to cold water. More

easily distinguished from threadfin shad by the fact that the upper jaw projects well beyond the lower jaw. More

Threadfin shad are more likely to be found in waters with a noticeable current and are usually in the upper five feet of water. More

Threadfin shad spawn on the surface shortly after dawn along a weedy shoreline or in open water around rafts of driftwood and debris. Adhesive eggs stick to leaves and branches of shoreline vegetation or floating debris until hatching occurs in 2-4 days. More

Important Notes: Threadfin Shad “Winter Kills” happen most often in the northern portions of its range when water temperatures fall below 41 degrees. Fishin' What They See, Vol. 1 $10. More

Common names

Alose fil in French (français)
Dorosoma guatemalská in Czech (česky)
Rihmaeväsilli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Sábalo in sp
Sábalo de hilo in Spanish (español)
Sardina in sp
sardina maya in Spanish (español)
Sardinas de agua dulce in Spanish (español)
Shad in English
threadfin shad in English
Trådfinnet kråsesild in Danish (dansk)
доросома южная in Russian (русский язык)
佩坦真鰶 in Chinese (中文)
佩坦真鰶 in Mandarin Chinese
鯡鰶 in Mandarin Chinese
鲱鰶 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Clupeiformes
Family : Clupeidae
Genus : Dorosoma
Species : Dorosoma petenense
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