Alosa volgensis

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Alosa volgensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Genus: Alosa
Species: A. volgensis
Binomial name
Alosa volgensis
(L. S. Berg, 1913)

Clupeonella caspia volgensis L. S. Berg, 1913

Alosa volgensis, the Volga shad, is a clupeid fish, one of the species of shad endemic to the Caspian Sea region.

This is an anadromous species which ascends from the Caspian to the Volga river up to the Volgograd dam to spawn. Also the Terek and Ural Rivers have belonged to the natural range.

see also: Alosa kessleri