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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlosa sapidissima (Wilson, 1811) 
AphiaID: 158670

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupeiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupeidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlosa (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlosa sapidissima (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlosa Linck, 1790
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlosa praestabilis DeKay, 1842
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupea indigena Mitchill, 1814
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupea sapidissima Wilson, 1811
Sources  basis of record Scott, W.B. and M.G. Scott. 1988. Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences No. 219. 731 p. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorshadUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerican shad  [details]
French Trusted: edited by a thematic editoralose savoureuse  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsábalo americano  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Coastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCoastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Alaska
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAlaskan part of the Gulf of Alaska (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of California
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of California (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Mexico
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMexico (introduced: alien[details]
North Pacific Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Pacific (introduced: alien[details]
Russia
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSoviet Union (introduced: alien[details]
United States
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCalifornia (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited States (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Columbia [details]
Coastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Pacific part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 67 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Pacific [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClavellisa cordata Wilson C.B., 1915 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgulus canadensis Wilson C.B., 1916 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus elongatus Heegaard, 1943 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (43 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (369 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (148 nucleotides; 138 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in United States (Nation) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in United States (Nation) : Alters trophic interactions [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feed on copepods, insect larvae, mysids and small fishes [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Newfoundland, St. Lawrence River and Nova Scotia southward to central Florida [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat anadromous species; found in salt water to depths of 250 m; spawns in freshwaters [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Scientific- Commercial [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Mammals, bony and fin fishes and seals [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Migrate, repeatedly throughout their lifetime, in spring to (slow-moving) rivers; females may produce up to 600,000 eggs; external fertilization  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158670
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-26 07:43:32Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Alosa sapidissima (Wilson, 1811). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158670 on 2014-12-20
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