Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811) (ITIS)
Alewife, mulhaden, grey herring, golden shad
Atlantic Ocean (CABI)
Known to have been present in Lake Ontario in 1873. Possibly native to Lake Ontario. Present in Lake Erie in 1931, Huron in 1933, Michigan in 1949, and Lake Superior in 1954 (Miller 1957)
Various impacts to native species (CABI)
Great Lakes; Inland waters throughout Eastern U.S.
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
Council or Task Force
CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Alosa pseudoharengus. CAB International. [Accessed Oct 26, 2015].
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Alosa pseudoharengus. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
Miller, R.R. 1957. Origin and dispersal of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, and the gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedianum, in the Great Lakes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 86:97-111.
Stahlnecker, J.F. 2000. Production of juvenile alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus) at two adult alewife stocking rates in two Maine lakes. University of Maine, Orono.