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Alosa sapidissima

Definition of the noun alosa sapidissima

What does alosa sapidissima mean as a name of something?


  1. shad of Atlantic coast of North America; naturalized to Pacific coast
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of Alosa sapidissima: common American shad
    • more generic word: shad = herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
    • parts:
      • shad = bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning
      • shad roe = roe of shad

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

American shad Alosa sapidissima Lower jaw does not Strongly project when mouth is dosed Cycloid scales are easily lost (decidixmsi Atlantic herring Oupea harengus Distinct ridges (bony striae) on operculum European prlchard Sardina ...

Google previewThe Commercial Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing and Technical Terms ... (1872)

by Peter Lund Simmonds

The shad of America having been found to differ materially from that of Europe, has received a distinct name, being designated Alosa sapidissima by Wilson, Dr. Storer, and others. Shaddock, a West Indian fruit with a thick rind, the Citrus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Dr. Marcel Rejmanek

and Chile, and American shad (Alosa sapidissima) into California. But much more common has been the spread of fish for angling. Thus, the worldwide distributions of eastern North American rainbow trout, largemouth bass, sunfish ...

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

Fish “ladders” built to let American shad (Alosa sapidissima) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Alosa sapidissima Silvery colored with a bluish-green metallic luster on the back; a deep body; large scales; prominent dark spot behind gills; rarely over 9 lb (4 kg). Habitat: Native to the Atlantic from ...

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

PREFERRED TEMPERATURE FRESHWATER GAMEFISH Species Lower Avoidance American shad (Alosa sapidissima) Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus) 56° Black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) ...

Google previewDictionary of Newfoundland English (1990)

Second Edition with supplement by W.J. Kirwin, G. M. Story, J.D.A. Widdowson

herring jack: American shad (Alosa sapidissima) (P ...

Google previewThe new international encyclopaedia (1905)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

The Shad {Alosa sapidissima) is the object of the most extensive fisheries in the United States, □where it is the most important food-fish excepting the cod and the salmon. The fisheries are located along the entire Atlantic Coast streams; and ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms (1858)

With a Definition of the Moneys, Weights, and Measures of All Countries, by Peter Lund Simmonds

The shad of America having heen found to differ materialiy from that of Europe, has received a distinct name, heing designated Alosa sapidissima hy Wiison, Br. Storer, and others. Snadnock, a West lndian fruit with a thick rind, the Citrus ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1901)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

A species of shad (Alosa sapidissima), generally weighing about four or five pounds, but sometimes twelve pounds, is very abundant during some months of the year in some ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

The shad (Alosa sapidissima) , with its sweet, tender, finely oily flesh, stands also near the front among food-fishes, but it runs above all others in the matter of small bones. The weak- fish (Cynoscion regalis) and numerous relatives rank first ...

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