American Shad (Alosa sapidissima)


American Shad
Alosa sapidissima

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Genus: Alosa
Species: A. sapidissima
Color of back green or greenish blue with silvery sides, white underneath (colors darken when fish enters fresh water to spawn); belly with scutes forming distinct keel; one or more dark spots in a row behind operculum; lower jaw with pointed tip that fits into v-shaped notch in upper jaw.


Lane County Fishing Spots
Name (# of Reports) Last Update Location
Willamette River (8) 7-20-2018 Portland, OR