Common name: Blackstripe Topminnow
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991).
Size: 7.4 cm.
Native Range: Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River basins from southern
Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, and northern Iowa south to the Gulf (west
to central Kansas and Oklahoma; Gulf Slope drainages from Mobile Bay,
Alabama, to San Antonio Bay, Texas.
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 Fundulus notatus are found here.
Table last updated 9/18/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Probably inadvertently stocked into Burr Oak Reservoir (Trautman 1981).
Access to Buckeye Lake via the Ohio and Erie canals (Trautman 1981).
Status: A population was discovered in Burr Oak Reservoir in 1962 (Trautman 1981). Established in Ohio.
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)
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.
Revision Date: 12/5/2003
Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003
Fuller, P., 2021, Fundulus notatus (Rafinesque, 1820): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=690, Revision Date: 12/5/2003, Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003, Access Date: 9/18/2021
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