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Alosa pseudoharengus

Definition of the noun alosa pseudoharengus

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  1. shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels [2 volumes] (2011)

From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn

“Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus).” Introduced Species Summary Project, Columbia University, 2002. invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/ alewife.html. Fuller, Pam, Erynn Maynard, and David Raikow.

Google previewDictionary of Cape Breton English (2016)

by William John Davey, Richard P. MacKinnon

It would seem, however, that in general usage herring is used as a generic term to include different species since even the OED defines alewife and gaspereau as “shad or herring” (Alosa pseudoharengus). spring skate noun, usually plural; ...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (1996)

The alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)usually measures between 10 and 14 inches but can grow to be 16 inches long. Known as the gaspareau in Canada, it has grayish green dorsal skin, silvery sides, and a single dark spot on the upper part ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

The “alewife” or“springherring” (Alosa pseudoharengus) oftheAtlantic coast spawns infreshwater streamsandis ofsome commercial interest when smoked or pickled. AHawaiian species calledthe“makiawa” (Etrumeus makiawa)is aboutten ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus). An inexpensive edible fish belonging to the herring family. Alewives grow to about 10 inches in length and to about a half pound in weight. The fish is rather bony, but the flavor is pleasant ...

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

76" 78" 74 FRESHWATER BAITFISH Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) Bitterling (Rhodeus sericeus) Bluehead chub (Nocomis leptocephalus) Bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus) Desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macu/arius) Emerald shiner ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of New England (2017)

by Peter C. Holloran

Small Atlantic coast fish (Alosa pseudoharengus) like herring. They swim from the sea to breed in New England rivers each May. Early settlers depended on ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology (2011)

From Genome to Environment

This software package includes bioenergetics models for a large variety of fishes: alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), bloater ( Coregonus hoyi), bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

Entering the Great Lakes in the 1950s, these small, silver, bony, oceanic fish, Alosa pseudoharengus, have established themselves in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, reducing the populations of native herring, white fish, and perch.

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), and zebra mussels ( Dreissena polymorpha) displace or damage native species. Management must involve many ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

alewife UnitedStates Amember ofthe herring family, Alosa pseudoharengus, similar to the ...

Google previewIFIS Dictionary of Food Science and Technology (2009)

by International Food Information Service

Alewife Marine fish species (Alosa pseudoharengus) belonging to the herring family (Clupeidae); occurs in marine and estuarine waters along the Atlantic coast of North America. Marketed in fresh, dried/salted, smoked and frozen form; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Change (2001)

Environmental Change and Human Society

and alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) into the Great Lakes via the Erie and Welland Canals in 1921 ...

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