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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Clupei
Superordo: Clupeomorpha
Ordo: Clupeiformes
Subordo: Clupeoidei

Familia: Clupeidae
Subfamilia: Alosinae
Genera: Alosa - Brevoortia - Ethmalosa - Ethmidium - Gudusia - Hilsa - Tenualosa

Whitehead, P.J.P. 1965b: A preliminary revision of the Indo-Pacific Alosinae (Pisces : Clupeidae). Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History. (Zoology.), 12(4) : 115–156.

Vernacular names
English: Shads
suomi: Kantasillit
русский: Пузанковые сельди
ไทย: ปลามงโกรย, ปลาลินโกรย, ปลาขมงโกรย, ปลาตะลุมพุก, ปลาหมากผาง

The Alosinae, or the shads,[1][2][3][4] are a subfamily of fishes in the herring family Clupeidae. The subfamily comprises seven genera worldwide, and about 30 species.[5][2]

The shads are pelagic (open water) schooling fish, of which many are anadromous or even landlocked. Several species are of commercial importance, e.g. in the genus Alosa (river herrings), Brevoortia (menhadens), and Hilsa.

See also

The Shad Foundation
Shad Planking, a Virginia political gathering featuring the consumption of shad


Biodiversity, Status, and Conservation of the World’s Shads American Fisheries Society Symposium Volume (2003)
Alosinae ITIS
Peter J. P. Whitehead (1985) Subfamily Alosinae[permanent dead link] In: Clupeoid Fishes of the World – an annotated and illustrated catalog of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Volume 7, Part 1. Rome: UNDP FAO.
"The Shad Foundation homepage". Archived from the original on 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
Distribution of shad species Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine, The Shad Foundation homepage

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