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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens
Subfamily: Dorosomatinae
Genus: Dorosoma

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Dubosc, J.

North America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Dorosoma anale Meek, 1904

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Dorosoma anale
[Mexican river gizzard shad]

Photo by Perusquía, E.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm FL
Dorosoma cepedianum (Lesueur, 1818)

Photo by Perusquía, E.
 
Dorosoma cepedianum
[American gizzard shad]

Photo by FAO

Central America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Dorosoma chavesi Meek, 1907

Photo by FAO
 
Dorosoma chavesi
[Nicaragua gizzard shad]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North and Central America
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Dorosoma petenense (Günther, 1867)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Dorosoma petenense
[Threadfin shad]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Dorosoma smithi Hubbs & Miller, 1941

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Dorosoma smithi
[Pacific gizzard shad]
5 Species of Family Clupeidae with Genus Dorosoma
(Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1904 Dorosoma anale Mexican river gizzard shad North America 20 SL
1818 Dorosoma cepedianum American gizzard shad Northwest Atlantic 57 FL
1907 Dorosoma chavesi Nicaragua gizzard shad Central America 18 SL
1867 Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad North and Central America 33 TL
1941 Dorosoma smithi Pacific gizzard shad North America 14 SL



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