National Geographic : 1923 Dec
)N.G.S. rainte byHashime Murayama SMELT (Osmerus mordax) With a range from the Virginia Capes to the St. Lawrence Gulf, Osmerus mordax is the leading AmericanSmelt. Large quantities ofSmelts are taken during the winter, most of which are frozen and shipped to the larger cities. Those shipped in their natural state are termed Green Smelts and arerated very high for table use. This fish is structurally similar to the Salmon, except in size. The stomach of the former isablind sacwith two openings close together, while that of the Salmon is siphon-shaped.