||Coastal: Newfoundland to South Carolina.
Chesapeake Bay: Throughout the bay and its tributaries.
||Closely resembles the Blueback
Herring; eye diameter greater than snout length; dorsum
deep bluish green, peritoneum black to dusky, one dusky spot on shoulder; body and abdomen
||Plankton, insects, small fish, fish eggs.
||Anadromous - lives in saltwater, spawns in freshwater.
||Spring, peaking in late March and early April.
||Broadcast at random, demersal, non-adhesive.