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Fish Species Description

Skipjack herring

Alosa chrysochloris

(Rafinesque, 1820)


Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Alternate Names: blue herring, golden shad, green herring, river herring, skipjack


Marine, brackish, freshwater

In Georgia, records are limited to freshwater only.

skipjack herring Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

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

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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