Common name: Highfin Kingfish
Synonyms and Other Names: (corbina, highfin king croaker).
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Identification: Fischer et al. (1995b).
Size: 50 cm.
Native Range: Marine; Baja and Gulf of California (Fischer et al. 1995b).
This species was introduced into the Salton Sea, California, in 1950 and 1951 (Walker et al. 1961; Dill and Cordone 1997).
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 Menticirrhus nasus are found here.
Table last updated 1/27/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Intentionally stocked. A single specimen was stocked in 1950; two in 1951. Stock was obtained from San Felipe, Mexico (Walker et al. 1961).
Status: The introduction failed to produce a viable population and the species is extirpated in the Salton Sea.
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.
Revision Date: 4/30/2018
Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003
Fuller, P., 2021, Menticirrhus nasus (Günther, 1868): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=954, Revision Date: 4/30/2018, Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003, Access Date: 1/28/2021
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