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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Alosinae
Genus: Alosa

(See list of species below)



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26 species (see list below)

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Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Alosa aestivalis (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Alosa aestivalis
[Blueback shad]

Photo by Caramori, G.

Europe and Mediterranean.
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Alosa agone (Scopoli, 1786)

Photo by Caramori, G.
 
Alosa agone
[Agone]

Photo by Smith, A.B.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Alosa alabamae Jordan & Evermann, 1896

Photo by Smith, A.B.
 
Alosa alabamae
[Alabama shad]

Photo by Bacha, M.

Africa
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Alosa algeriensis Regan, 1916

Photo by Bacha, M.
 
Alosa algeriensis
[North African shad]

Photo by Stemmer, B.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Alosa alosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Stemmer, B.
 
Alosa alosa
[Allis shad]

Photo by FAO

Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alosa braschnikowi (Borodin, 1904)

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa braschnikowi
[Caspian marine shad]

Photo by FAO

Eurasia
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Alosa caspia caspia (Eichwald, 1838)

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa caspia caspia
[Caspian shad]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 29.6 cm TL

 
Alosa caspia knipowitschi
[Enzeli shad]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Alosa caspia persica
[Astrabad shad]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Alosa chrysochloris (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Alosa chrysochloris
[Skipjack shad]
No picture found
Europe and Asia
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Alosa curensis
[Kura shad]

Photo by Stergiou, K.I.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alosa fallax (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Stergiou, K.I.
 
Alosa fallax
[Twaite shad]

Photo by Kutsarov, Y.

Eurasia
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Alosa immaculata Bennett, 1835

Photo by Kutsarov, Y.
 
Alosa immaculata
[Pontic shad]

Photo by Hillen, B.

Europe
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Alosa kessleri (Grimm, 1887)

Photo by Hillen, B.
 
Alosa kessleri
[Caspian anadromous shad]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Alosa killarnensis
[Killarney shad]

Photo by Margies, P.

Europe
Max. Length 35.1 cm FL
Alosa macedonica (Vinciguerra, 1921)

Photo by Margies, P.
 
Alosa macedonica
[Macedonia shad]

Photo by FAO

Eurasia
Max. Length 31 cm SL
Alosa maeotica (Grimm, 1901)

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa maeotica
[Black sea shad]

Photo by IGFA

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alosa mediocris (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by IGFA
 
Alosa mediocris
[Hickory shad]

Photo by Scarola, J.F.

North America
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811)

Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Alosa pseudoharengus
[Alewife]

Photo by Flescher, D.

North America
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Alosa sapidissima (Wilson, 1811)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Alosa sapidissima
[American shad]

Photo by FAO

Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Alosa saposchnikowii (Grimm, 1887)

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa saposchnikowii
[Saposhnikovi shad]

Photo by FAO

Former USSR and Asia
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Alosa sphaerocephala (Berg, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Alosa sphaerocephala
[Agrakhan shad]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 26.8 cm TL

 
Alosa suworowi
[]

Photo by Otel, V.

Eurasia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Alosa tanaica (Grimm, 1901)

Photo by Otel, V.
 
Alosa tanaica
[Black Sea shad]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Alosa vistonica
[Thracian shad]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Alosa volgensis
[Volga shad]
26 Species of Family Clupeidae with Genus Alosa
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1814 Alosa aestivalis Blueback shad Western Atlantic 40 SL
1786 Alosa agone Agone Europe and Mediterranean. 39 TL
1896 Alosa alabamae Alabama shad Western Central Atlantic 51 SL
1916 Alosa algeriensis North African shad Africa 43 SL
1758 Alosa alosa Allis shad Eastern Atlantic 83 TL
1904 Alosa braschnikowi Caspian marine shad Former USSR and Asia 50 SL
1838 Alosa caspia caspia Caspian shad Eurasia 32 TL
1927 Alosa caspia knipowitschi Enzeli shad Asia 29.6 TL
1927 Alosa caspia persica Astrabad shad Asia 24 TL
1820 Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack shad Western Central Atlantic 50 SL
1907 Alosa curensis Kura shad Europe and Asia 19 TL
1803 Alosa fallax Twaite shad Northeast Atlantic 60 SL
1835 Alosa immaculata Pontic shad Eurasia 39 SL
1887 Alosa kessleri Caspian anadromous shad Europe 52 SL
1916 Alosa killarnensis Killarney shad Europe 20 SL
1921 Alosa macedonica Macedonia shad Europe 35.1 FL
1901 Alosa maeotica Black sea shad Eurasia 31 SL
1814 Alosa mediocris Hickory shad Western Atlantic 60 SL
1811 Alosa pseudoharengus Alewife North America 40 SL
1811 Alosa sapidissima American shad North America 76 TL
1887 Alosa saposchnikowii Saposhnikovi shad Former USSR and Asia 35 SL
1913 Alosa sphaerocephala Agrakhan shad Former USSR and Asia 25 SL
1913 Alosa suworowi Europe 26.8 TL
1901 Alosa tanaica Black Sea shad Eurasia 20 TL
1986 Alosa vistonica Thracian shad Europe 17 SL
1913 Alosa volgensis Volga shad Europe 35 SL



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