Dorosoma petenense

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

Dorosoma petenense

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.

Threadfin Shad vs Atlantic Thread Herring
Threadfin Shad vs Atlantic Thread Herring – Rob Aguilar, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Similar Species: Gizzard Shad Dorosoma cepedianum. 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.

Dorosoma cepedianum
Gizzard Shad – Dorosoma cepedianum

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