NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Astyanax mexicanus
(Mexican Tetra)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID38470
GroupFishes
GenusAstyanax
Speciesmexicanus
Common NameMexican Tetra
StateNM
CountyDona Ana
LocalityRio Grande River, along border with Texas
HUC8 NameEl Paso-Las Cruces
HUC8 Number13030102
Map
Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Pathwayreleased bait
Statusfailed
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
Reference 2
Ref. Number:110
Author:Koster, W.J.
Date:1957
Title:Guide to the Fishes of New Mexico.
Publisher:University of New Mexico Press Albuquerque, NM.
Pages:116 pp
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1
Author:Sublette, J.E., M.D. Hatch, and M. Sublette.
Date:1990
Title:The fishes of New Mexico.
Publisher:University of New Mexico Press
Pages:393 pp
CommentsNative farther downstream in the Rio Grande but not this far north. Sublette et al. 1990 (Ref 1) say extirpated from NM
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/28/2014].

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