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Fish Species Description

Atlantic menhaden

Brevoortia tyrannus

(Latrobe, 1802)


Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Alternate Names: bugfish, bunker, menhadem


Marine, brackish

Atlantic menhaden Region Map


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Satilla, Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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