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  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 鯡科
  • Scientific Names
    • Clupeidae
  • Spanish
    • Sardinas y arenques
  • English
    • Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

American shad Alosa sapidissima

Observer

justcarlino

Date

September 25, 2016 08:48 PM EDT

Description

This looks more like an American Shad, what do you guys think?

Photos / Sounds

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What

American shad Alosa sapidissima

Observer

justcarlino

Date

September 25, 2016 05:51 PM EDT

Description

Might end up reposting this with a proper identification. Not 100% sure if this is a shad/herring or a mooneye. Looks like it could be either so I need some more opinions. General features: large eyes/pupils, hard scaly body, teeth-like structures on tongue, noticeably forked tail, lower jaw extends slightly past upper jaw

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

Observer

markdclements

Date

September 24, 2016 12:42 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

Observer

jolene

Date

September 24, 2016

Place

sandy hook (Google, OSM)

Description

Jeff Dement

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

Observer

jolene

Date

September 23, 2016

Place

sandy hook (Google, OSM)

Description

Ryan Brown and Jeff Dement

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

Observer

irianamistifi

Date

September 23, 2016 04:29 PM EDT

Description

Id's by expert

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

Observer

laurenkmo

Date

September 23, 2016 03:39 PM EDT

Description

Expert id

Photos / Sounds

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What

skipjack shad Alosa chrysochloris

Observer

justice_lane

Date

September 23, 2016 02:27 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens Family Clupeidae

Date

September 17, 2016

Place

Pecio C-58 (Google, OSM)

Description

Posible carnada para pescar coronado en aguas profundas, debió salirse del anzuelo

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

Observer

alison32

Date

September 18, 2016 06:17 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus

Observer

moneill

Date

September 17, 2016 10:23 PM EDT

Description

School of many hundred, possibly thousands of Menhaden. Each about 3-4" in length, found in about 3' of water just off of old boat ramp at Kings Beach.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus

Observer

simonsl23

Date

September 17, 2016 10:23 AM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Clupeidae is the family of the herrings, shads, sardines, hilsa and menhadens. It includes many of the most important food fishes in the world.

No range data available.
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