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Dorosoma cepedianum (Lesueur, 1818)

159600  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159600)

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(of Megalops cepediana Lesueur, 1818) Lesueur, C. A. (1818). Descriptions of several new species of North American fishes. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 2): 222-235; 359-368, Pls. 8-11, 14.
page(s): 361 [details]   
Distribution Northwest Atlantic: North America and Gulf of Mexico drainage (S.E. South Dakota and central Minnesota, Great Lakes...  
Distribution Northwest Atlantic: North America and Gulf of Mexico drainage (S.E. South Dakota and central Minnesota, Great Lakes drainage, i.e. in Lake Erie, southern parts of Lakes Huron and Michigan, Lake Ontario basin; not Lake Superior; southernmost New York southward to the Mississippi system and to Gulf southward to Río Pánuco, Mexico. 50°N to 45°N [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2024). FishBase. Dorosoma cepedianum (Lesueur, 1818). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159600 on 2024-03-04
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original description  (of Clupea heterurus Rafinesque, 1818) Rafinesque C. S. (1818). Discoveries in natural history, made during a journey through the western region of the United States. <em>The American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review.</em> 3(5): 354-356.
page(s): 355 [details]   

original description  (of Megalops cepediana Lesueur, 1818) Lesueur, C. A. (1818). Descriptions of several new species of North American fishes. <em>Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.</em> v. 1 (pt 2): 222-235; 359-368, Pls. 8-11, 14.
page(s): 361 [details]   

original description  (of Chatoessus insociabilis Abbott, 1861) Abbott, C. C. (1861). Description of a new species of Chaetoessus, Cuv., from New Jersey. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 12 (for 1860): 365-366. [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2023). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2023)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

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Diet A herbivorous filter-feeder almost entirely [details]

Distribution Northwest Atlantic: North America and Gulf of Mexico drainage (S.E. South Dakota and central Minnesota, Great Lakes drainage, i.e. in Lake Erie, southern parts of Lakes Huron and Michigan, Lake Ontario basin; not Lake Superior; southernmost New York southward to the Mississippi system and to Gulf southward to Río Pánuco, Mexico. 50°N to 45°N [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Occur mainly in freshwater in large rivers, reservoirs, lakes, swamps, temporary floodwater pools, etc., but adults also found in brackish or saline water of estuaries or bays, preferring quieter open waters. Juveniles are found in great abundance well upstream from brackish water. [details]

Importance Social- Minor Commercial, fishery, aquarium, bait [details]

Reproduction Breed near the surface in freshwater from late winter (mid-March) through most of the summer (at least to about mid-August). The adhesive eggs sink [details]
LanguageName 
English gizzard shad  [details]
French alose à gésier  [details]
Spanish sardina molleja  [details]