Fish Species Description
Alternate Names: sawbelly
Status: State Introduced (see note)
Marine, brackish, freshwater
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:
There is no conservation status map available for this species.
There is no profile available for this species.
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