Specimen Information

Alosa sapidissima
Alosa sapidissima
(American Shad)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID28651
Common NameAmerican Shad
LocalitySacramento River to Red Bluff and in the lower reaches of the main tributaries (particularly the American, Feather and Yuba Rivers), as well as the Mokelumne and Stanislaus Rivers
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid Type 
HUC8 NameLower Sacramento
HUC8 Number18020100
Collection Year1976
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Reference 1
Ref. Number:217
Author:Moyle, P.B.
Title:Inland fishes of California.
Publisher:University of California Press Berkeley, CA.
Pages:405 pp
CommentsOne of the main shad runs.
Record TypeLiterature


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