allis shad


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allis shad

n
(Zoology) a now rare migratory species of fish (Alosa alosa) of European coastal waters that travels up rivers to spawn: family Clupeiformes. Also called: allis or allice
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Noun1.allis shad - European shadallis shad - European shad        
shad - herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
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There are two species of shad - the allis shad and twaite shad - and they are the only members of the herring family found in UK fresh waters.
During last year's survey, the monitoring also recorded the even rarer allis shad.
Plenty of mackerel have been taken from Roker pier, with a few Allis shad among them, being protected these must be returned.
The area is a nursery for juvenile fish and a vital stopping over area for long-distance migrants, such as the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and the Allis shad (Alosa alosa).