Hiodon tergisus

Hiodon tergisus
Mooneye – Hiodon tergisus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
HiodontidaeHiodon tergisusLesueur1818Mooneye

Hiodon tergisus

Unique Characters:  Lateral line present. Breast without a sawtooth margin. Anal fin origin under dorsal fin origin.  Found only in lower French Broad River in Madison County.

Similar Species

Shads (Family Clupeidae) do not have a lateral line and possess a jagged keel along the belly.

Alosine Keel
Alosine Keel

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