Common name: Spotted Seatrout × Orangemouth Corvina
Synonyms and Other Names: spotted seatrout x orangemouth corvina.
Identification: Howells (1992b).
Size: Probably similar to parent species: 90-125 cm.
Native Range: None; artificial hybrid.
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 Cynoscion nebulosus × xanthulus are found here.
Table last updated 12/9/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Intentionally stocked by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department from 1984 through 1986 as a sport fish.
Status: As of 1990, only a few hybrids still survived in Calaveras Reservoir. It was predicted that the populations would soon die out (Howells 1991a, 1991c; Howells and Garrett 1992).
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)
Howells, R.G. 1991. Identification of orangemouth corvina, spotted seatrout and their hybrids. Management Data Series No. 57. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Fisheries Division, Austin, TX.
Howells, R.G., and G.P. Garrett. 1992. Status of some exotic sport fishes in Texas waters. Texas Journal of Science 44(3):317-324.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 2001. Fish Records: Water Body - All Tackle. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. April 24, 2001
Fact Sheet for Cynoscion nebulosus
- USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
Fact Sheet for Cynoscion xanthulus - USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
Revision Date: 5/9/2019
Peer Review Date: 9/16/2011
Fuller, P., 2023, Cynoscion nebulosus × xanthulus: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=949, Revision Date: 5/9/2019, Peer Review Date: 9/16/2011, Access Date: 12/9/2023
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