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Fish Species Description

Threadfin shad

Dorosoma petenense

(Günther, 1867)


Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Alternate Names:


Brackish, freshwater

threadfin shad Region Map


Widespread stocking makes it difficult to determine the native range of threadfin shad.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

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

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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