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Alosa  Linck, 1790
Taxonomic Serial No.: 161701

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Pomolobus Rafinesque, 1820
  Common Name(s): river herrings [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderClupeiformes  – anchois, harengs, anchovies, herrings  
                                  FamilyClupeidae  – herrings, aloses, harengs, sardines, sprats, sardinas, menhadens, pilchards, sardines, sprats, shads  
                                     SubfamilyAlosinae  – shads  
                                        GenusAlosa Linck, 1790 – river herrings  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Alosa aestivalis (Mitchill, 1814) – blueback herring, alose d'été, blueback shad 
                                           Species Alosa agone (Scopoli, 1786)  
                                           Species Alosa alabamae Jordan and Evermann in Evermann, 1896 – Alabama shad, Gulf shad, Ohio shad 
                                           Species Alosa alosa (Linnaeus, 1758) – Alice shad, allis shad 
                                           Species Alosa braschnikowi (Borodin, 1904) – Caspian marine shad 
                                           Species Alosa caspia (Eichwald, 1838) – Caspian shad 
                                           Species Alosa chrysochloris (Rafinesque, 1820) – skipjack herring, skipjack shad, blue herring, green herring, golden shad, river herring, skipjack 
                                           Species Alosa curensis (Suvorov, 1907)  
                                           Species Alosa immaculata Bennett, 1835  
                                           Species Alosa kessleri (Grimm, 1887) – Caspian anadromous shad 
                                           Species Alosa killarnensis Regan, 1916  
                                           Species Alosa macedonica (Vinciguerra, 1921)  
                                           Species Alosa maeotica (Grimm, 1901) – Black Sea shad 
                                           Species Alosa mediocris (Mitchill, 1814) – hickory shad, hickory jack, shad herring, freshwater taylor, fall herring, bonejack 
                                           Species Alosa pontica (Eichwald, 1838) – pontic shad 
                                           Species Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811) – alewife, kyak, gaspareau, bigeye herring, branch herring, freshwater herring, gray herring, white herring, sawbelly, grayback 
                                           Species Alosa sapidissima (Wilson, 1811) – alose savoureuse, sábalo americano, American shad, Atlantic shad, common shad, white shad 
                                           Species Alosa saposchnikowii (Grimm, 1887) – Saposhnikovi shad 
                                           Species Alosa sphaerocephala (Berg, 1913) – Agrakhan shad 
                                           Species Alosa suworowi (Berg, 1913)  
                                           Species Alosa tanaica (Grimm, 1901) – Azov shad 
                                           Species Alosa vistonica Economidis and Sinis, 1986  
                                           Species Alosa volgensis (Berg, 1913)  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Alosa    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 27-Sept-2004, website (version 16-Sep-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Alosa   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Alosa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Alosa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Alosa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Alosa   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Alosa, river herrings [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Whitehead, Peter J. P.  
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title: Clupeoid Fishes of the World (Suborder Clupeoidei): An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of the Herrings, Sardines, Pilchards, Sprats, Shads, Anchovies and Wolf-herrings: Part 1 - Chirocentridae, Clupeidae and Pristigasteridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO Fisheries Synopsis, no. 125, vol. 7, pt. 1   
  Page(s): x + 303   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-5-102340-9   
  Reference for: Alosa   

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