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Atlantic Thread Herring: Opisthonema oglinum


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Appearance:
Dark blue-gray back, silvery sides and a white belly
Last dorsal fin ray is elongated
Similar Species: American shad, A. sapidissima; and threadfin shad, D. petenense
Size: Up to 12 inches
Habitat:
Coastal waters
Behavior:
Filter-feed on plankton and eat small fishes, crabs and shrimp.

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