Specimen Information

Dorosoma petenense
Dorosoma petenense
(Threadfin Shad)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1403520
GroupFishes
GenusDorosoma
Speciespetenense
Common NameThreadfin Shad
StateMO
LocalityUpper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau HUC-8
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameUpper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
HUC8 Number07140105
Map
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Collection Year1975
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:131
Author:Pflieger, W.L.
Date:1975
Title:The Fishes of Missouri.
Publisher:Missouri Department of Conservation.
Pages:343 pp
CommentsNative range of the threadfin shad is somewhat debated. Before 1945, the threadfin shad was found only in rivers and streams flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, from Florida to Mexico (Forbes and Richardson, 1920; Smith, 1979). Later, its range expanded northward (Trautman, 1981). In 1948, thread - fin shad were discovered in impoundments of the Tennessee River (Tennessee Valley Authority, 1954), and in 1957 the first Illinois specimens were collected from tributaries of the Ohio River (Minckley and Krumholz, 1960). An alternative opinion is that the threadfin shad was originally found as far south as Belize and was distributed northward into Gulf States as well as states bordering the lower Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, including Illinois and Missouri (Page and Burr, 1991).[Irons et al. 2009]
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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