Common name: Spikedace
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Identification: Minckley (1973); Sublette et al. (1990); Page and Burr (1991).
Size: 9.1 cm.
Native Range: Gila River system, Arizona and New Mexico (Page and Burr 1991).
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 Meda fulgida are found here.
Table last updated 8/17/2022
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Intentionally stocked for the purpose of restoring or preserving an imperiled species. Stock obtained from Arivaipa Creek was placed in Sonoita Creek in 1968 (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1990a).
Status: The population is now extirpated (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1990a).
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.
Pam Fuller, and Leo Nico
Revision Date: 8/27/1999
Peer Review Date: 8/27/1999
Pam Fuller, and Leo Nico, 2022, Meda fulgida Girard, 1856: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=570, Revision Date: 8/27/1999, Peer Review Date: 8/27/1999, Access Date: 8/18/2022
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