Alabama Shad (Alosa alabamae)

Description: 

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