Dorosoma cepedianum

Dorosoma cepedianum
Gizzard Shad – Dorosoma cepedianum
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
ClupeidaeDorosoma cepedianum(Lesueur)1818Gizzard Shad

Dorosoma cepedianum

Unique Characters: Upper jaw with deep median notch. Last dorsal-fin ray filamentous. Mouth subterminal (snout bulbous and fleshy, projecting past upper jaw). Anal-fin rays 25 or more. More than 50 (52-70) scales in lateral series.

Similar Species: Threadfin Shad Dorosoma petenense. Upper jaw with deep median notch. Last dorsal-fin ray filamentous. Mouth terminal (snout more pointed and not extending anterior to upper jaw). Anal-fin rays 25 or fewer. Fewer than 50 (41-48) scales in lateral series.

Dorosoma petenense
Threadfin Shad – Dorosoma petenense

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