Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Native Transplant

21 results for Osmerus mordax (Rainbow Smelt)
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Specimen IDStateCountyLocalityYear HUC Number What's this? Drainage nameStatus
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
1692553 ILCook30 mi ENE Chicago River1962 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
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
1692836 ILCookWinnetka, Lloyd Park Beach1968 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692860 ILCookWinnetka, Lloyd Park Beach1970 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692734 ILLake2 mi N Waukegan1966 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692791 ILLake6 mi NE Waukegan1967 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692638 ILLakeHighland Park1964 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692639 ILLakeNorth Chicago1964 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692640 ILLakeWaukegan Harbor1964 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692642 ILLakeWinthrop Harbor1964 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown
1692641 ILLakeZion, N edge Illinois Beach State Park1964 04190000 Lake Michiganunknown

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/30/2022].

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