NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID38479
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNM
CountyCatron
LocalitySan Francisco River, Catron County
HUC8 NameSan Francisco
HUC8 Number15040004
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
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1415
Author:Krumholz, L.A.
Date:1948
Title:Reproduction in the western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis affinis (Baird & Girard), and its use in mosquito control.
Journal:Ecological Monographs
Volume:18
Issue:1
Pages:1-43
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1451
Author:Barber, M.A., W.H.W. Komp, and C.H. King.
Date:1929
Title:Malaria and malaria danger in certain irrigated region of southwestern United States.
Journal:Public Health Report
Volume:44
Issue:3
Pages:1300-1315
CommentsStocking this aggressive fish in the SW has extirpated many localized native species. Barber et al. 1929 (Stock source: Mississippi)and Krumholz 1948 provide evidence that original introductions in New Mexico were Gambusia affinis, the western mosquitofish
Record TypeLiterature
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater


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