NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID40076
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateOH
CountyLucas
LocalityMaumee River near Lake Erie
HUC8 NameLower Maumee
HUC8 Number4100009
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:2
Author:Trautman, M.B.
Date:1981
Title:The Fishes of Ohio.
Publisher:Ohio State University Press Columbus, OH.
Pages:782 pp
CommentsTrautman 1981 reports that is was the western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis that became established in Ohio (stock source from Michigan, which originally came from southern Illinois)
Record TypeLiterature
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/26/2014].

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