Dorosoma petenense

Dorosoma petenense
Threadfin Shad – Dorosoma petenense
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
ClupeidaeDorosoma petenense(Günther)1867Threadfin Shad

Dorosoma petenenese

Unique Characters: Last ray of dorsal fin elongated. Usually 17-27 anal fin rays and 40-48 lateral scales. Terminal mouth. Small dark spot on shoulder. No notch in upper jaw. Fins tend to be yellow.

Similar Species:  

Gizzard Shad
Dorosoma cepedianum

Dorosoma cepedianum
Gizzard Shad – Dorosoma cepedianum

Gizzard Shad Dorosoma cepedianum. Last ray of dorsal fin elongated. Usually 25-37 anal fin rays and 52-70 lateral scales. Blunt snout with subterminal mouth. Large purple-blue spot on shoulder. Deep notch at center of upper jaw.

Mooneye
Hiodon tergisus

Hiodon tergisus
Mooneye – Hiodon tergisus

Mooneye Hiodon tergisus. Lateral line present. Breast without a sawtooth margin.  Anal fin origin under dorsal fin origin. Found only in the lower French Broad River in Madison County.

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