The American shad is a member of the herring family. This species lacks jaw teeth and has a cheek that is deeper than it is long. The American shad is a marine species that lives along the Atlantic Coast, and it can be found in the open waters of the St. John’s River during its spring spawning migrations.
Status & distribution
- Status — Native freshwater
- Florida Distribution — Peninsula drainages
- River Drainages — St. John’s River and St. Mary’s River