Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Native Transplant

112 results for Osmerus mordax (Rainbow Smelt)
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Specimen IDStateCountyLocalityYear HUC Number What's this? Drainage nameStatus
35456 MI Lake Huron, southern part1932 04240002 Lake Huronestablished
35459 MI Lake Michigan1912 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
35373 MI Lake Michigan1923 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
35478 MI Lake Superior1923 04180000 Lake Superiorestablished
35489 MI Lake Superior1968 04180000 Lake Superiorestablished
35442 MI Lake Superior, eastern end1930 04180000 Lake Superiorestablished
35441 MI Lake Huron1925 04240002 Lake Huronestablished
35575 MI Lake Huron1932 04240002 Lake Huronestablished
35382 MI Lake Huron1968 04240002 Lake Huronestablished
35383 MI Lake Michigan, northern1906 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
35457 MI Lake St. Clair1932 04090002 Lake St. Clairestablished
1457435 MI St. Clair River1991 04090001 St. Clairestablished
1463818 MI St. Marys River1906 04200002 St. Marysestablished
35443 MI St. Marys River1929 04200002 St. Marysestablished
35379 MI state non-specific1906 04000000 Great Lakes Regioncollected
35440 MI state non-specific1923 04000000 Great Lakes Regionestablished
35381 MI state non-specific1968 04000000 Great Lakes Regionestablished
158286 MIAlger 1999 04020201 Betsy-Chocolayestablished
35438 MIAlgerHowe Lake1912 04020201 Betsy-Chocolayestablished
613769 MIAlleganLake Michigan 0.5 mi. W of Saugatuck.1968 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
613768 MIAlleganLake Michigan 3.5 mi. W of Saugatuck.1968 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
1651222 MIAlleganSaugatuck2015 04190000 Lake Michiganestablished
35435 MIAntrimTorch Lake [~3 mi W of Bellaire]1912 04060105 Boardman-Charlevoixfailed
35458 MIAntrimTorch Lake [~3 mi W of Bellaire]1912 04060105 Boardman-Charlevoixestablished
35425 MIBaraga-HoughtonKeweenaw Bay, Lake Superior1932 04180000 Lake Superiorestablished

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/5/2022].

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