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The Shad lives in the pelagic, freshwater, brackish environment.

The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. It is not closely related to the other North American shads. More

The shad fry live for a year or two in fresh water. The American or Atlantic shad (A. sapidissima) is a valued food fish. More

Shad Fishing in Washington How and where to catch shad in the state of Washington, and what to do with them after you've caught them. What's so great about Shad? You might call shad the lottery fish of Washington. More

English: Atlantic shad, common shad, Connecticut river shad, herring jack, North River shad, Potomac shad, Susquehanna shad, white shad; French: Alose, alose canadienne, alose savoureuse; German: Amerikanische Finte, Amerikanischer Maifisch; Spanish: Sábalo americano. More

Dictionary: shad (shăd) pronunciation Home > Library > Literature & Language > Dictionaryn., pl., shad, or shads. Any of several food fishes of the genus Alosa, especially the North American species A. More

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The American shad, the largest of the herrings, is the most abundant anadromous fish on the east coast of the United States. More

American shad illustrationAmerican shad, Alosa sapidissima, once supported the most valuable finfish fishery in the Chesapeake Bay. Image courtesy Duane Raver/USFWS. More

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The initial effort in shad restoration began in Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River shortly after the Civil War with the formation in 1866 of what is today the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. More

The shad is a typical member of the herring tribe in all respects with soft-rayed dorsal and anal fins of moderate size, the former situated above the ventrals and well forward of the middle of the body. More

American shad, Alosa sapidissima, is an anadromous species distributed along the Atlantic coast from southern Labrador to northern Florida (Figure 39.1). An introduced stock occurs along the Pacific coast. More

Reports of Shad at CT River Mouth 4/6/2009 I have a report that American Shad have been spotted at the mouth of the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook CT. More

due to shad in Alabama having very little food value, seldom being caught on hook and line, and having little commercial value. Shad still, however, play a critical role in many bodies of water. More

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* The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Adults commonly reach four to eight pounds. The largest recorded shad caught in the Delaware River weighed eleven pounds, one ounce. More

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

9/29/09 - Shad fishing on the Hudson river has been suspended for 2010. Click here. More

Common names

Alose-écaille fluviale in French (français)
Anchoa de río in Spanish (español)
Apaca branca in Portuguese (Português)
Gro-zaran in Creole, French
Gro-zaran in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Gros-zhareng in Creole, French
Gros-zhareng in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Gulfinnet pellona-sild in Danish (dansk)
Karant in Palicur
Lacha in Spanish (español)
Lacha pelada in Spanish (español)
Mandufia de río in Spanish (español)
Pelona argentinská in Czech (česky)
Pelona žlutoploutvá in Czech (česky)
Pelona žlutoploutvá in Czech (česky)
Puput in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Sadin in Galibi
Sadin in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Sadine eau douce in Creole, French
Sadine eau douce in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Sadinkï in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Sadinkï in Djuka
Salaca in Spanish (español)
Saraca in Spanish (español)
Sardina in Spanish (español)
Sardina de rio in Spanish (español)
Sardinata de río in Spanish (español)
Sardinha in Portuguese (Português)
Sardinha dourada in Portuguese (Português)
Sardinhão in Portuguese (Português)
Shad in English
yellowfin river pellona in English
黃鰭多齒鰳 in Mandarin Chinese
黄鳍多齿鳓 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Clupeiformes
Family : Pristigasteridae
Genus : Pellona
Species : Pellona flavipinnis
Authority : Valenciennes, 1837