Specimen Information

Alosa sapidissima
Alosa sapidissima
(American Shad)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID39440
GroupFishes
GenusAlosa
Speciessapidissima
Common NameAmerican Shad
StateNY
LocalityLake Ontario
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLake Ontario
HUC8 Number04150200
Map
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Collection Year1931
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusextirpated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:98
Author:Smith, C.L.
Date:1985
Title:The inland fishes of New York State.
Publisher:New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Pages:522 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:134
Author:Miller, R.R.
Date:1957
Title:Origin and dispersal of the alewife Alosa pseudoharengus, and the gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedianum, in the Great Lakes.
Journal:Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume:86
Issue:1956
Pages:97-111
Reference 3
Ref. Number:135
Author:Radforth, I.
Date:1944
Title:Some considerations on the distribution of fishes in Ontario.
Journal:Contributions to the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology
Volume:25
Pages:1-116
CommentsLast report from Lake Ontario but still occurs in the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers and stragglers may occasionally reach the lake.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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