NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID29451
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNV
Localityupper Amargosa drainage
HUC8 NameUpper Amargosa
HUC8 Number18090202
Map
Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:275
Author:Lee, D.S., C.R. Gilbert, C.H. Hocutt, R.E. Jenkins, D.E. McAllister, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr.
Date:1980
Title:Atlas of North American Freshwater Fishes.
Publisher:North Carolina State Museum of Natural History
Issue:12
Pages:854 pp
CommentsStocking this aggressive fish in the SW has extirpated many localized native species.
Record TypeLiterature
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/29/2014].

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