Specimen Information

Dorosoma petenense
Dorosoma petenense
(Threadfin Shad)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID263599
Common NameThreadfin Shad
LocalityMississippi River, Open River Reach station, near Cape Girardeau
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
HUC8 Number07140105
Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14920
Author:Irons, K.S., S.A. Delain, E. Gittinger, B.S. Ickes, C.S. Kolar, D. Ostendorf, E.N. Ratcliff, and A.J. Benson.
Title:Non-native fishes in the Upper Mississippi River System.
Publisher:US Geological Survey and US Army Corps of Engineers [Long Term Resources Monitoring Program (LTRMP)].
Issue:Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5176
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


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