Specimen Information

Dorosoma cepedianum
Dorosoma cepedianum
(Gizzard Shad)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID237386
Common NameGizzard Shad
LocalityRoosevelt Lake on Salt River [east of Phoenix]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Salt
HUC8 Number15060103
Collection Day23
Collection Month2
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18243
Title:Gizzard shad explosion at Roosevelt.
Publisher:Payson Roundup
Issue:December 6
CommentsAn immediate survey by the state failed to collect any additional shad. Population explosion reported in 2008.
Record TypeLiterature
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Specimen Impactwill likely compete for space and food with threadfin shad, another nonnative that has become the primary forage fish for sport-fish in the state’s larger impoundments. Immature gizzard shad will also compete for food sources with the larval stages of popular game fish.

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2017]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/24/2017].

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