Alabama Shad (Alosa alabamae)

Description: 

During the spawning season, the Alabama Shad is found in streams along the Gulf Coast and up the Mississippi River to Iowa. Other times of the year it is found in marine habitat. Construction of dams has greatly reduced the range of this migratory species. Like many other shad and herrings, the Alabama Shad has a silvery body and a serrated keel on its underside.