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Common Shad

Definition of the noun Common Shad

What does Common Shad mean as a name of something?

Common shad is the vernacular name of the Alosa sapidissima, a species of Alosa.

  • geographic area: East Pacific, Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Indo-West Pacific, North America, Western Atlantic Ocean

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Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

The common shad of the Atlantic coast is Alosa sapidissima. It attains a weight of three pounds on the average, but sometimes weighs from 12 to 14 pounds. Since about 1885 shad have been planted in streams of California, where they have ...

Google previewThe junior encyclopedia britannica (1897)

a reference library of general knowledge by L. Brent Vaughan

The common shad inhabits the sea near the mouths of large rivers, and in the spring ascends them for the purpose of depositing its spawn. The form of the shad is the same as that of the other herrings, but it is of larger size, and in some places ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1921)

A Comprehensive Reference Book

The common shad inhabits the sea near the mouths of large rivers, and in the spring ascends them for the purpose of depositing, its spawn... The form of the shad is the same as that of the other herrings, but it is of larger size, and in some ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1919)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

HILSA, the common shad of India and Burmah (Clupeo Palasa) which in spring and summer migrates from the sea to the heads of the rivers to spawn in the shallows. The main body of these fishes ascends the river when the June monsoon ...

Google previewThe standard dictionary of facts (1917)

history, language, literature, biography, geography, travel, art, government, politics, industry, invention, commerce, science, education, natural history, statistics, miscellany; a practical handbook of ready reference based upon everyday needs by Henry Woldmar Ruoff

The common shad inhabits the sea near the mouths of large rivers, and in the spring ascends them for the purpose of depositing its spawn. The form of the shad is the same as that of the other herrings, but it is of larger size, and in some places ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

The common shad of America, A. tapiditsima, is one of the most important food- fishes along Shackle-Joint of a lanze tine with a bony plate of ic &kin of a siluroid fish. American Shad {AlĀ»sa sapidissimn the Atlantic coast of the United States, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

clupeoid fish of the genus Alosa, in which there are no palatal teeth and the cheeks are deeper than they are '# The common shad of America, A. sapidissima, is one of the most ...

Google previewCentury Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Including Atlas of the World and Cyclopedia of Names

The common shad of America, A. sapidissima, is one of the most important food- fishes along American Shad (Alosa rapidt's fima). the Atlantic coast of the United States, and has lately been introduced on the Pacific coast. It is anadromous ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

The common shad of America, A. sapidissima, is one of the most important food- fishes along American Shad (Alosa rapidissima). the Atlantic coast of the United States, and has lately been introduced on the Pacific coast. It is anadromous ...

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