Gizzard shad

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(Zool.) an American herring (Dorosoma cepedianum) resembling the shad, but of little value.

See also: Gizzard

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Larvae of two clupeid species, gizzard shad (Konosirus punctatus) and Japanese sardine (Sardinops melanostictus), that were the major prey organisms of the post-first-feeding S.
Common name Species name 1909 1996 Gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum * Grass pickerel Esox americanus * Northern pike Esox lucius * * Redhorse Moxostoma sp.
Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) from Lake Apopka exhibit the expected small variations in [Delta]13C and [Delta]15N (Table 1).
Ricky Drose sometimes fillets gizzard shad and hooks the slab of meat once through the leading edge.
In the ensuing fray on the banks of the tailrace, everyone was landing fish--if their lures looked at all like a threadfin or gizzard shad. And Tom had plenty that did.
Last year, there were 244,189 shad, 72 salmon, 138 herring 183 striped bass, 19,136 sea lamprey, 423 gizzard shad and four sturgeon.
Also, there is no yellow coloring on the tail of a gizzard shad, as there is on the threadfin.
Of finfish species, menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) was the dominant prey in most areas and gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) replaced menhaden in importance in lower salinity waters.
The gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) was uncommon at Newport; just one individual was observed in Little Raccoon Creek.
"I knew I was in the right location when I saw an 8-pounder chase a 12-inch gizzard shad out of the water.
Filter feeders like threadfin and gizzard shad thrive in this environment and provide an important forage source for bass.