The hickory shad is a member of the herring family, and has a lower jaw the projects beyond the snout and between 18 and 23 rakers on the lower limb of the first gill arch. It is a marine species that lives along the Atlantic Coast, and it ascends the St. John’s River in spring and fall.
Status & distribution
- Status — Native freshwater
- Florida Distribution — Peninsula drainages
- River Drainages — St. John’s River