American Gizzard Shad

American Gizzard Shad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The American gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedianum, is a fish of the herring family Clupeidae native to fresh and salt waters of eastern North America.Like other gizzard shads, the body is deep somewhat forward of the middle. It is a grayish or silvery blue above, becoming silver on the sides and white below. The dorsal fin has 10-12 rays; in adults, the last ray is very long, extending beyond the rest of the fin. The caudal fin is deeply forked. They can reach a length of 22.5 inches (57 cm), and weigh up to 4.37 lbs (1980 grams).show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136645769
  • 9786136645766