Native SpeciesShad

Alosa spp.
NOT FOUND by MsSciGr4
2018-06-11
Lincolnville
ID Questioned
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Peer reviewed by HD
Field Notes
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We did not find a Shad because an Allwive is colored grey on top and yellowish on the bottom.
Photo of my evidence.
This is not a Shad because an Allwive are kind of silverish shade.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Alosa spp.
Common name:
Shad
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.312900 °
Longitude: 
W -69.042100 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - By water's edge
Trip Information
Name:
Ducktrap River Spring Assessment (Tanglewood)
Trip date: 
Mon, 2018-06-11 09:04
Town or city: 
Lincolnville
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
4 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Water temperature: 
24.0°C
pH: 
6.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
4.0mg/L

Comments

Hi MsSciGr4,

It looks like your coordinates are slightly off from the Ducktrap River. Please leave a comment below with the correct coordinates and we will update them for you.

Thanks!

-The VS Team-

Hi there! It looks like you have indeed found some river herring (Alosa spp., fish in the shad family) making their way upstream to spawn. These look to be either alewives or blueback herring. You can tell by their silvery bodies, blueish backs, and the dark spot just behind the head.