|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Clupeidae||Brevoortia tyrannus||(Latrobe)||1802||Atlantic Menhaden|
Unique Characteristics: Margin of scales comblike. Predorsal area contains a fatty ridge that bears greatly enlarged scales. Many smaller spots on the side follow the large dark spot near the upper opercle. The upper jaw has a median notch. Adipose eyelid is present. Primarily a marine species.
Similar Species: All other species of Clupeidae found in fresh water have smooth scale margins. Predorsal fatty ridge absent. Predorsal scales normal sized.