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

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North America
Max. Length 23.6 cm SL
Dorosoma anale Meek, 1904

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



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

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



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

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Dorosoma chavesi
[Nicaragua gizzard shad]



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

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



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

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Dorosoma smithi
[Pacific gizzard shad]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dorosoma anale Mexican river gizzard shad North America 23.6 SL 1904
Dorosoma cepedianum American gizzard shad Northwest Atlantic 57 FL 1818
Dorosoma chavesi Nicaragua gizzard shad Central America 18 SL 1907
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad North and Central America 33 TL 1867
Dorosoma smithi Pacific gizzard shad North America 14 SL 1941



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