Specimen Information

Alosa sapidissima
Alosa sapidissima
(American Shad)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID33324
Common NameAmerican Shad
LocalitySnake River below Shoshone Falls, up to Hells Canyon
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Snake-Rock
HUC8 Number17040212
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Reference 1
Ref. Number:132
Author:Idaho Fish and Game.
Title:Fisheries Management Plan 1991-1995. Appendix I - A list of Idaho fishes and their distribution by drainage.
Publisher:Idaho Fish and Game.
CommentsThis information was based on a colum in a table in the Fish Management Plan that covered the Snake River from where it entered Idaho to Shoshone Falls, a distance of about 500 river miles. Shad only have access in the Snake River up to Hells Canyon Dam (river mile 247). The more appropriate HUC is "17060101 Hells Canyon" -- Fred Partridge, Idaho Fish and Game
Record TypeLiterature


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