Specimen Information

Alosa sapidissima
Alosa sapidissima
(American Shad)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID39720
GroupFishes
GenusAlosa
Speciessapidissima
Common NameAmerican Shad
StateNY
LocalityLake Ontario
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLake Ontario
HUC8 Number04150200
Map
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Collection Year1870
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1730
Author:Smith, S.H.
Date:1970
Title:Species interactions of the alewife in the Great Lakes.
Journal:Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume:99
Issue:4
Pages:754-765
Commentsstock contamination of this stocking may have been source of alewifes
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked80000
Year Classfry


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/21/2021].

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