Alosa sapidissima

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Alosa sapidissima


Taxonavigation: Clupeoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Clupei
Superordo: Clupeomorpha
Ordo: Clupeiformes
Subordo: Clupeoidei

Familia: Clupeidae
Subfamilia: Alosinae
Genus: Alosa
Species: Alosa sapidissima


Alosa sapidissima Wilson, 1811

  • No types known.

Type localitiy: Probably Delaware River at Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, U.S.A.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: American Shad
suomi: Amerikansilli
Türkçe: Amerika tirsisi


  • Hasselman, D. J., Ricard, D. & Bentzen, P.; (in press): Genetic diversity and differentiation in a wide ranging anadromous fish, American shad (Alosa sapidissima), is correlated with latitude. Molecular Ecology, Article first published online: 4 FEB 2013, DOI: 10.1111/mec.12197
  • Wilson, A.; 1811: [Article on Clupea.] The Cyclopedic; or, universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and letters. 9: No pagnation