common American shad
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Definition of the noun common american shad
What does common american shad mean as a name of something?
- shad of Atlantic coast of North America; naturalized to Pacific coast
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific names: Alosa praestabilis / species Alosa praestabilis / Clupea indigena / species Clupea indigena / Clupea sapidissima / species Clupea sapidissima / Alosa sapidissima
- more generic word: shad = herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
- geographic area: East Pacific, Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Indo-West Pacific, North America, Western Atlantic Ocean
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by Percy Russell, Anita Williams
The common American shad, A. sapidissima, can reach a weight of 14 pounds, but the average weight ranges from 1.5–8 pounds, with 4 or 5 pounds most common. The fish has a compressed body with a rounded bluish back, and silvery ...
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