Fish ID


ATLANTIC THREAD HERRING – Opisthonema oglinum

Family Clupeidae, HERRINGS

Other local names: gizzard shad

Description: back dark blue/gray, sides silvery, belly white; small head

Where found: in salt water from Cape Cod to Brazil, including Gulf of Mexico

Size: up to 16″

Remarks: has scales on ridge of back before dorsal fin.


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