Common name: Torrent Sucker
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994); Stauffer et al. (1995).
Size: 18 cm.
Native Range: Page and Burr (1991); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994); Stauffer et al. (1995).
Puerto Rico &
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Native range data for this species provided in part by NatureServe
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Thoburnia rhothoeca are found here.
Table last updated 10/4/2018
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Probably due to a bait bucket release. Jenkins and Burkhead (1994) suggested the Rappahannock introduction took place in the upper Rapidian and spread from there.
Status: Established in Virginia and West Virginia.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
Jenkins, R. E., and N. M. Burkhead. 1994. Freshwater fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
Lee, D. S., C. R. Gilbert, C. H. Hocutt, R. E. Jenkins, D. E. McAllister, and J. R. Stauffer, Jr. 1980 et seq. Atlas of North American freshwater fishes. North Carolina State Museum of Natural History, Raleigh, NC.
Page, L. M., and B. M. Burr. 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. The Peterson Field Guide Series, volume 42. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.
Stauffer, J. R., Jr., J. M. Boltz, and L. R. White. 1995. The fishes of West Virginia. West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 389 pp.
Revision Date: 6/27/2019
Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016
Fuller, P., 2019, Thoburnia rhothoeca (Thoburn in Jordan and Evermann, 1896): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=370, Revision Date: 6/27/2019, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 7/15/2019
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