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American Gizzard Shad

Dorosoma cepedianum (Lesueur 1818)


Dorosoma cepedianum (American Gizzard Shad) is a species of ray-finned fishes in the family herrings. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic. Individuals can grow to 57.0 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of American Gizzard Shad. View this species on GBIF