Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Native Transplant

26 results for Osmerus mordax (Rainbow Smelt)
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Specimen IDStateCountyLocalityYear HUC Number What's this? Drainage nameStatus
33729 IL Illinois River1991 07130003 Lower Illinois-Lake Chautauquaestablished
33627 IL Illinois River (via ship canal from Lake Michigan)1979 07130003 Lower Illinois-Lake Chautauquaestablished
33695 IL Illinois River near upper Peoria Lake1987 07130001 Lower Illinois-Senachwine Lakeestablished
33731 IL Ohio River1991 05140203 Lower Ohio-Bayestablished
33574 IL Lake Michigan1923 04060200 Lake Michiganestablished
33626 IL Lake Michigan1945 04060200 Lake Michiganestablished
33625 IL Lake Michigan1979 04060200 Lake Michiganestablished
33728 IL Lake Michigan1991 04060200 Lake Michiganestablished
33678 IL state non-specific1968  established
33694 IL state non-specific1978  established
33730 IL state non-specific1991  established
536171 ILAlexanderLong Term Resource Monitoring Project site M9.RS2011 07140105 Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeauestablished
1456468 ILCookLake Michigan, 12th Street and Lake Michigan1964 04060200 Lake Michiganestablished
613765 ILCookLake Michigan: Chicago; 11.8 mi. W of William E. Dever Crib Lt., 14.3 mi. E of shore (beach)1983 04060200 Lake Michiganestablished
1635119 ILJacksonMississippi River1984 07140105 Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeauunknown
33776 ILJacksonMississippi River at Grand Tower aerial pipeline crossing1987 07140105 Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeauestablished
33777 ILJacksonMississippi River at Grand Tower aerial pipeline crossing1995 07140105 Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeauestablished
266940 ILJacksonMississippi River, Grand Tower at the boat launch1978 07140105 Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeauestablished
1456467 ILLakeWaukegan1936 07120004 Des Plainesestablished
33778 ILMadisonMississippi River at Venice boat ramp1987 07140101 Cahokia-Joachimestablished
266957 ILMonroeMississippi River, northwest of Columbia1978 07140101 Cahokia-Joachimestablished
1635107 ILRandolphMississippi River2004 07140101 Cahokia-Joachimunknown
33779 ILRandolphMississippi River at Chester Boat ramp1987 07140105 Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeauestablished
33780 ILRandolphMississippi River just downstream of mouth of Marys River1994 07140105 Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeauestablished
266942 ILRandolphMississippi River, south of Chester1978 07140105 Upper Mississippi-Cape Girardeauestablished

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/12/2020].

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