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Gizzard shad

Dorosoma cepedianum

(Lesueur, 1818)

gizzard shad Species Photo

Classification

Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Alternate Names: gizzard shad, hickory shad, nanny shad, skipjack, winter shad

Status:


Brackish, freshwater

gizzard shad Region Map

Notes:


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Satilla, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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