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alewife:

see herringherring,
common name for members of the large, widely distributed family Clupeidae, comprising many species of marine and freshwater food fishes, including the sardine (Sardinia), the menhaden (Brevoortia and Ethmidium), and the shad (Alosa).
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alewife

[′āl‚wīf]
(vertebrate zoology)
Pomolobus pseudoharengus. A food fish of the herring family that is very abundant on the Atlantic coast.
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Food habits of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson), in Lake Michigan.
Prey species Common name Family Alosa pseudoharengus alewife Clupeidae Ammodytes spp.
Effects of the spawning migrations of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, on freshwater ecosystems.
The marine distribution of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, another herring, was correlated with the seasonal distribution, availability, and abundance of its euphausiid prey (Stone and Jessop, 1994).