Carscadden and Leggett, 1975


Carscadden, J.E. and Leggett, W.C. (1975) Life history variation in populations of American shad, Alosa sapidissima (Wilson), spawning in tributaries of the St John river, New Brunswick. J. Fish. Biol., pp. 595-609

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Alosa sapidissima Egg Temperature for incubation 15.5-26.5 [Optimum temperature] 21.0 °C
Alosa sapidissima Larvae Temperature during larval development 15.5-26.5 [Optimum temperature] 21.0 °C
Alosa sapidissima Spawning conditions Spawning migration period The peak of spawning migrations in all Atlantic coast populations of closely related with a narrow range of water temperatures (13-18°C) No data
Alosa sapidissima Spawning conditions Homing The american shad is reported to home to its natal river to spawn Present