American & Hickory Shad

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Hickory Shad (Alosa mediocris) ...

Hickory Shad are silver on their sides with a grayish to green back, and a prominent dark spot, followed by a row of lighter spots (especially when fresh) on the upper part of the side just behind the gill cover the body is long but compressed in shape. Asymmetrical from top to bottom and in cross section and wedge-shaped.  Their lower jaw protrudes significantly beyond the upper jaw when the mouth is closed. Each scale on the sides has a small dark spot.
American Shad (Alosa sapidissima)

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