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Alabama shad

Alosa alabamae

Jordan & Evermann, 1896

Alabama shad Species Photo

Classification

Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Alternate Names: gulf shad, Ohio shad, shad

Status: State Threatened


Marine, brackish, freshwater

In Georgia, records are limited to freshwater only.

Alabama shad Region Map

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Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Chattahoochee, Flint, and Suwannee River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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DNR Species Conservation Status Map

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DNR Species Profile



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