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Fish Species Description

Alewife

Alosa pseudoharengus

(Wilson, 1811)

Classification

Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Alternate Names: sawbelly

Status: State Introduced (see note)


Marine, brackish, freshwater

alewife Region Map

Notes:

Alewife are native to Atlantic Slope drainages, with populations being reported as far south as South Carolina. Alewife have been introduced into the Coosa drainage in Georgia and non-native populations are also known from the Tennessee drainage in other states.


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Coosa River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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