|Abundance||common (usually seen)||Ref.||Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011|
Occurs in the Atlantic Coast from Maine to St. Johns River, Florida and ascends coastal rivers during spring spawning migrations. Introduced into Sacramento River, California in 1870s and has spread along Pacific Coast from Washington to California. Landlocked in Millerton Lake, California (Ref. 86798). Game fish in the east coast. Also caught in the Middle Atlantic, Southern New England, Gulf of Maine, and inshore north of Cape Hatteras (Ref. 37512). Distributed virtually in all streams tributary to Chesapeake Bay (Ref. 38947). Also Ref. 6793. Also Refs. 188, 27547, 28609.
|States/Provinces||California (introduced), Connecticut (native), Delaware (native), Florida (native), Georgia (native), Maine (native), Maryland (native), Massachusetts (native), New Hampshire (native), New Jersey (native), New York (native), North Carolina (native), Oregon (introduced), Pennsylvania (native), Rhode Island (native), South Carolina (native), Virginia (native), Washington (introduced)|