Common name: Goldeye
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Identification: Becker (1983); Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Pflieger (1997).
Size: 51 cm.
Native Range: Tributaries of James Bay, Quebec and Ontario; the Arctic, Missouri, Mississippi, and Ohio basins from the Mackenzie River drainage, Northern Territories, to western Pennsylvania and south to Louisiana (Page and Burr 1991).
This species was stocked in Lake Minatare, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, (North Platte drainage) in 1952 (Jones 1963). It is native to the Platte drainage farther downstream.
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 Hiodon alosoides are found here.
Table last updated 12/5/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Intentionally stocked, probably as forage.
Status: Presumably the stockings failed.
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)
Jones, D.J. 1963. A history of Nebraska's fisheries resources. Dingell-Hohnson Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Project F-4-R Publication. Nebraska Game, Forestation and Parks Commission.
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: 6/14/2019
Peer Review Date: 6/7/2013
Fuller, P., 2023, Hiodon alosoides (Rafinesque, 1819): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=726, Revision Date: 6/14/2019, Peer Review Date: 6/7/2013, Access Date: 12/5/2023
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