blueback herring
noun Date: 1873 an anadromous clupeid fish (Alosa aestivalis) of the Atlantic coast of North America having a dark blue or bluish-gray back

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  • blueback herring — melsvanugaris šedas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alosa aestivalis angl. blueback herring; blueback shad; glut herring; mulhaden; river herring rus. летний помолоб; сельдь помолоб; синеспинка ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Blueback — may refer to any of a number of unrelated fish species with blue coloration (particularly on the dorsal side), including:*Cisco (lake herring) *Blueback herring ( Alosa aestivalis ) *Sockeye salmon *Blueback is a local nickname for Beardslee… …   Wikipedia

  • blueback shad — melsvanugaris šedas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alosa aestivalis angl. blueback herring; blueback shad; glut herring; mulhaden; river herring rus. летний помолоб; сельдь помолоб; синеспинка ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Blueback — Blue back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A trout ({Salmo oquassa}) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine. (b) A salmon ({Oncorhynchus nerka}) of the Columbia River and northward. (c) An American river herring ({Clupea [ae]stivalis}), closely allied to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blueback —       common name for a number of blue coloured fishes, particularly the lake herring, or cisco, a whitefish (q.v.); the summer, or glut, herring (see herring); and the sockeye salmon (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • blueback — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : any of various fishes (as lake herring or glut herring) having a blue or bluish color on the back 2. [so called from the contrast of the blue ink used on its back to the green ink used on the back of the Northern greenback]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glut herring — melsvanugaris šedas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alosa aestivalis angl. blueback herring; blueback shad; glut herring; mulhaden; river herring rus. летний помолоб; сельдь помолоб; синеспинка ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • river herring — melsvanugaris šedas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Alosa aestivalis angl. blueback herring; blueback shad; glut herring; mulhaden; river herring rus. летний помолоб; сельдь помолоб; синеспинка ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • New Zealand blueback sprat — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actino …   Wikipedia

  • glut-herring — ‘The blueback, Clupea æstivalis, an American clupeoid fish closely related to the alewife’ (Cent. Dict.) …   Useful english dictionary

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