Alosa volgensis (Berg, 1913)
Volga shad
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Family:  Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens), subfamily: Alosinae
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; brackish, anadromous
Distribution:  Europe: Russia.
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Biology:  Occurs in a wide variety of marine habitats; migrate to delta and lower reaches of large rivers and spawns in main channel. Feeds on a wide variety of zooplankton (e.g. crustaceans) and small fish. Enters rivers with ripe gonads. Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.05.07
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 15.07.13

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