Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Native Transplant

48 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 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
33626 IL Lake Michigan1945 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
33625 IL Lake Michigan1979 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
33728 IL Lake Michigan1991 04190000 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
1692929 ILCook1 mi N Calumet City1982 04040001 Little Calumet-Galienunknown
1692553 ILCook30 mi ENE Chicago River1962 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692959 ILCookChicago, Grand Ave., near confluence North & South branches of Chicago River Lot No. 77 - Haul 1 Lead & Backup1987 07120003 Chicagounknown
1692958 ILCookChicago, Wabash Ave.1987 07120003 Chicagounknown
1692643 ILCookEvanston1964 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692735 ILCookEvanston1966 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692527 ILCookJackson Park1960 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692644 ILCookJackson Park harbor & beach1964 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1456468 ILCookLake Michigan, 12th Street and Lake Michigan1964 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
613765 ILCookLake Michigan: Chicago; 11.8 mi. W of William E. Dever Crib Lt., 14.3 mi. E of shore (beach)1983 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
1692885 ILCookWilmette Harbor1975 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692907 ILCookWilmette, Sheridan Rd.1979 07120003 Chicagounknown
1692836 ILCookWinnetka, Lloyd Park Beach1968 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/9/2022].

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