Rutgers Raritan River Fish Migration Research
Black spot on upper back
Silver color throughout
Distinct forked tail
Light blue, green, or yellow along back
Tan, copper colored head
2 main plates on head/gills
Anal fin curves up toward body
Dorsal fin curves down toward back
Back curved more than River Herring
Tail taller than blueback herring
Can be mistaken for:
River Herring spp.
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