Shad, gizzard

Gizzard shad illustration

Silvery, moderately deep-bodied fish with a large lustrous purple spot (may be faint in adults) just behind the upper end of the gill cover. Deeply forked tail, keel-shaped belly. Last ray of the dorsal (top) fin is prolonged into a long, slender filament.

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